Members of ‘Nepal-Indian Army Everest Expedition-2013 felicitated

Photo courtesy: Nepal Army

KATHMANDU, Nepal-The Everest summiteers holding different records and the officers of Nepal Army and Indian Army were honored and felicitated amid a programme in Kathmandu, Monday. The veteran mountaineers were honored at the Army Headquarters on the occasion of successful completion of Joint Nepal-Indian Army Mt. Everest Expedition-2013.

Chief of Army Staff Gaurav Sumsher Rana and Indian Army Chief VK Singh jointly bestowed the hounour and felicitation letters to the record holders.

On the occasion CoAS Rana said the army was succeeded to display the courage through the expedition adding  that the expedition was challenging and courageous.

He also expressed confidence that the joint expedition would attribute to mountaineering campaign and boost the relations between the armies of the two nations.

Likewise, Indian Army Chief VK Singh said the joint expedition became successful due to the team spirit of the armies from the two countries.

Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sushil Ghimire said such joint campaign would assist to extending the areas of cooperation between Nepal and India. The Indian Army Chief Singh arrived here to attend the ceremony earlier Monday morning.

During the 70-day expedition, the joint expedition had garnered more than 4,000 kgs of solid waste from the Mt Everest area above the base camp.

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