The 13th International Sagarmatha Day was celebrated with the theme of ‘Everest Inspires For Resilience’ on 29th May 2020 at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Singha Durbar. Amidst the various representatives from different government and tourism agencies, the day was marked with a special address to the mountaineering community and remembrance of the first ascent on Mt Everest on 29 May 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.
Extending best wishes on the occasion, Honorable Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Yogesh Bhattarai expressed confidence that Nepal’s tourism will return to normal soon and the happiness of mountaineers will return.
Chairman of 13th International Sagarmatha Day Main Organizing Committee and Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Kedar Bahadur Adhikari thanked the representatives of various tourism organizations and government officials to make their time to commemorate the special day with the ministry.
The ceremony was attended by President of NATTA Mr. Achyut Guragain. Everest Summiteers, Mingma Gyabu Sherpa, Everest Summiteer, Guinness World Record holder for the youngest person to climb 14 mountains of the World spoke about their experience in climbing Mount Everest.