Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Protection Ishwor Pokharel has urged those looking for longevity and clean environment to join the ‘Sagarmatha Cleaning up Campaign.’
Dealing with a program organized at Namche in Solukhumbu region today on the occasion of Sagarmatha Clean-Up Campaign-2019, DPM Pokharel declared,” This initiative is an awareness generate for people around the world who are interested in the conservation of mountains and environment .”
Lauding the significant role of Nepal Army ( NA ) in conservation and marketing of natural and historical forts, Chure area, mountains among others natural heritages, Pokharel declared that NA had been relentlessly working for the greater good of country and people.
Reaffirming government’s full help for the implementation of systematic programs to be introduced by the local and provincial authorities for the development of Everest area and Khumbu area, he required cooperation for all quarters for growth and prosperity of these regions.
Greater than 20 government and non-government companies have forged a collaborative partnership for the clean-up drive in Sagarmatha ( Everest in English ) which aims to get solid wastage and discarded dead bodies from numerous elevations of this 8, 848 meter-tall-mountain.
The drive that was led by Nepal Army in association with Ministry of Tradition, Tourism, and Civil Aviation , Ministry of Planet and Nepal Mountaineering Association , Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee and others has been successful in collecting up to 4,000 kilos of litters ( both bio-degradable and non-degradable ) from the highest hills in the world and four dead bodies . The collected wastage has already been ferried to Kathmandu.
Likewise, Chief Minister of Province No 1, Sherdhan Rai underscored the have to interlink the government’s motto of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali’ with Sagarmatha for the implementation of this motto.
CM Rai declared, “Sagarmatha is our pride and identity .” He pledged to declare the Khumbu region as a touristic place of the province no 1 and to provide Rs 5 million to the Khumbu Pasang Rural Municipality for the similar.
Similarly, the Nepal Communist Party ( NCP ) leader and parliamentarian Yogesh Bhattarai assigned that the Khumbu area had been adding to advancing human civilization.
Chief of Army Staffs Purna Chandra Thapa declared that the NA had joined the clean-up drive, based on the highest priority to the issues surrounding environment conservation.
On the event, province assembly members Shurbir Rai and Buddhiraj Bhandari, Pasang Lahmu Rural Municipality Nima Dorjee and others univocally asserted that the preservation of Khumbu area was a cause for concern for the world at large.