Republic Day to eclipse celebrations of Everest Day this year

The government has postponed all celebrations planned for Mt Everest Day, stating that all concerns would rather be focused on the celebration of Republic Day, as both the functions coincide each other on May 29. 

According to Joint Secretary at Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation Madhu Sudan Burlakoti, all plans to mark Everest Day have been deferred as the day coincides with Republic Day.

The events for the celebration of Mount Everest will, in return, be rescheduled for a specific day marking something significant to the mountaineering world, he said.

May 29 has been recognized as the Everest Day to honour the first ascent by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary in 1953.

Chinese climber Wang Jing is the only one individual to conquered the world’s highest peak from Nepal side this year on Friday. All other expeditions were cancelled in the aftermath of April 18 avalanche. 

Source: THT