KATHMANDU — Ang Rita Sherpa, one of the most popular mountaineer from Nepal, has been awarded with a Guinness World Record certificate on Monday for making the highest number of successful ascents on Mt Everest without using the supplemental oxygen.
Known as the ‘snow leopard’ in the mountaineering community, Sherpa received the award amid a program organised by Rukmangad Katwal Trust in the Capital.
Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri handed over the Guinness Certificates of World Record to Sherpa as he made it to the top of world for 10th time in 1996 without using the bottled oxygen.
Sherpa, who scaled scaled the world’s highest peak in 1983 without oxygen support, has received two Guinness World Records — first for the most climbs of Mt Everest without supplementary oxygen for 10 times and second the First winter climb of Mt Everest without supplementary oxygen in 1987.
According to a record maintained by the Department of Tourism,Ang Rita reached the summit of Mt Everest eight times via the Southeast ridge route.Follow @gorkhapost
Provincial members take oath of office and secrecy
KATHMANDU — Provincial governors of six provinces, except Province 7, have administered oath of office and secrecy to elected members of Provincial Assembly on Sunday.
The governor of Province 7, Mohan Raj Malla, will be administering the oath to Provincial Assembly members at around 2:30 PM at the Kailali District Coordination Committee Hall today itself.
While the swearing-in ceremony was scheduled for 1 PM today, there has been a delay after Malla had to travel by road after his flight got delayed.
The swearing was held as per the constitution.
The Provincial Chiefs administered the oath to the senior most member of the provincial assembly followed by the latter administering the oath to the remaining members of the House.
Earlier on January 19, the newly appointed governors of the seven provinces took oath of office and secrecy from President Bidhya Devi Bhandari at Shital Niwas.
Then Election Commission had submitted the list of candidates elected to the provincial assemblies to the seven governors soon after they took their oath from the President.Follow @gorkhapost