Kathmandu, May 29: In order to mark the 8th International Mount Everest Day a rally was organized here this morning.
After garlanding of the statues of first Everest summiteers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal and Sir Admund Hillary of New Zealand at the Nepal Tourism Board premises in Bhrikutimandap the rally started with the participants of from NTB premises passed through Padmodaya road, Putalisadak, Kamaladi, Ghantaghar, Ratnapark before dispersing upon reaching back to the starting point.
The participants for the rally were Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Kripasur Sherpa, Secretary Suresh Man Shrestha, high-ranking officials of the Ministry, Nepali and foreign mountaineers, and mountain tourism entrepreneurs as well as members of the public.
Since 2008 the Mt Everest Day is being observed as the historic feat of the first human ascent to the world’s tallest mountain, known locally as Sagarmatha, by Sherpa and Hillary on this very day i.e. May 29 in 1953. As the country is going through the tragic moments due to the devastating April 25 earthquake that hit more than half of Nepal including triggering an avalanche at Everest Base camp the celebrations of the day have been subdued .