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Nepal envoy promotes Himalayan attractions

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 4, 2014

TOP ACHIEVER: Nepalese Ambassador Udaya Raj Pandey presents a memento to Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Fahd in Riyadh. (AN photo)

TOP ACHIEVER: Nepalese Ambassador Udaya Raj Pandey presents a memento to Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Fahd in Riyadh. (AN photo)

The Embassy of Nepal felicitated Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Fahd at a function held in Riyadh recently and took the opportunity to promote tourism in the Himalayan Kingdom.

Prince Bandar, who scaled Mt. Everest on May 19, 2012, praised the natural beauty of Nepal and thanked the people of Nepal for making his mountaineering experience successful. He screened a video of his climbing Mt. Everest and explained how he succeeded in climbing the highest mountain in the world within a short span of time. Read the rest of this entry »

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LKDM Friend of Nepal Award 2013 to Brad Clarke and Graeme Kent

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2014

Brad Clarke and Graeme Kent received LKDM Friend of Nepal Award 2013 on the occasion of 5th Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day. The award was given by Consulate General of Victoria His Excellency Chandra Yonjan in a function after Pako Festa parade in Geelong on 22nd of February, 2014. The award was supposed to be awarded on 1st of December, 2013 in a function organised in Melbourne, however; Mr. Clarke and Mr. Kent could not attend the program because of their program in Nepal.

LKDM Friend of Nepal Award to Brad Clarke

Justification of the Award:

“Australia and Australians fall in love with Nepal, the birthplace  of Buddha and home to Sagamartha, Mt. Everest.  When Australians travel to Nepal, we are captured by the physical beauty of the Himalaya and its people.  We celebrate the wealth of Nepali hospitality and genuine kindness to each other and leg-weary travellers alike” – say  Graeme Kent and Brad Clarke.

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60 years on, climbing challenges remain

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 29, 2013

NICOLE PRYOR

ON TOP: Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary after their triumph.

ON TOP: Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary after their triumph.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq3_77Nyni4

No fancy new gear can take away the “man versus mountain” element of climbing, says one of Sir Edmund Hillary’s climbing contemporaries on the 60th anniversary of the climbing great’s conquest of Everest.

Wellingtonian Brian Wilkins, 88, was part of a New Zealand Alpine Club expedition to the Himalayas, led by Hillary in 1954, which tackled a series of mountains – Mr Wilkins himself summited six and survived a fall into a crevasse on one of the climbs with Hillary. He also made the first ascent of the northeast ridge of Mt Aspiring, in the Southern Alps. Read the rest of this entry »

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नेपालीले ए एन ए सम्मेलनमा ”गिनिज वर्ल्ड रेकर्ड्स” तोड्ने

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 22, 2013

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अमेरिका, अप्रिल २१ । नेपाल बुटवल, रुपन्देही घर भै हाल कान्सस शहरमा कार्यरत बिपरित हिज्जे (MOST WORDS SPELT BACKWARDS IN ONE MINUTE ) गर्न सक्ने एक प्रतिभाशालि युवा कृष्ण पाण्डेले आगामी जुलाई ४ देखि ६ सम्म हुने ३१ औ ए एन ए न्युयोर्क सम्मेलनमा “गिनिज वर्ल्ड रेकर्ड्स” तोड्ने भएका छन् । बिश्वलाई नेपालको नाम पहिचान गराउँदै “बुद्ध र सगरमाथा नेपालका राष्ट्रिय सम्पदा र धरोहर हुन्” भन्दै सो किर्तिमान कायम गर्न र नेपालको झन्डा फ़र्फ़राउन योभन्दा अगाडि कायम गरिएको कीर्तिमानलाई तोड्ने तयारीमा अग्रसर छन ।

“गिनिज वर्ल्ड रेकर्ड्स” ले उनको निबेदन स्वीकृत गरी सकेको छ भने उनले गत साल ३०औ ए एन ए टेक्सास सम्मेलनमा प्रतिभा प्रतियोगितामा आफ्नो प्रतिभा देखाई सकेका छन् । करिब ६ बर्ष अघि अमेरिका अध्ययन गर्न छिरेका पाण्डे शिकागोमा अध्ययन समाप्त गरी हाल क्यान्ज़स शहरमा कार्यरत छन् । अमेरिकाको व्यस्त जीवनसंग संघर्ष गर्दै आफूभित्र निहित प्राकृतिक प्रतिभालाई प्रस्फुटन गर्दै बिभिन्न संचार माध्यम र अन्य कार्यक्रमद्धारा यस कार्यमा आफू सक्षम भएको प्रमाणित गरी सकेका छन् । Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepalese presenter sets talk show world record

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 15, 2013

Nepal-G1KATHMANDU : A Nepalese presenter has set the world record for the longest television talk show by staying on air for 62 hours and 12 minutes, organisers said Sunday.

Rabi Lamichhane, a 36-year-old based in the US, returned to Kathmandu to  stage the “Lord Buddha Was Born in Nepal” programme, which took the Guinness  world record late Saturday night.

Our campaign was aimed to spread the message to the world that the Buddha  was born in Nepal,” said Anil Joshi, Chairman of News24, the television station  broadcasting the program told AFP, adding that the programme promoted tourism  destinations such as Mount Everest.

One hundred guests, ranging from former Maoist rebel leader Pushpa Kamal  Dahal, to the Indian ambassador to Nepal, to Nepalese television celebrities  and common people joined Lamichhane during the programme.

Lamichhane’s performance broke the record previously held by Pavlo Kuzheyev  and Tetiana Danylenko for a 52-hour broadcast to celebrate the twentieth  anniversary of Ukraine’s independence in 2011.

According to Guinness World Records rules, Lamichhane was allowed five  minutes every hour for a break.

Organizers said he ate some meals while interviewing guests, banked several  of the slots for a longer rest period and otherwise survived on energy drinks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Participating in Best Australian Blogs 2013 Competition

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 9, 2013

Dear all,

BB2013_NomineeThis blog (www.ramkshrestha.wordpress.com) and http://nepaleseg.blogspot.com.au (this one competing as new blog) are participating in the “Best Australian Blogs 2013  Competition” . The People’s Choice round will launch on Thursday 28 March 2013. Please be ready to start click-voting on these blogs from 28 April 2013 at 5 pm (Sydney local time). The voting doesn’t open until 28 March. When it does, I will let you know with instructions, including a link to the voting form. Among few blogs I chose this one as more regular visitors from all over the world in this blog and there are direct links to go to Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement blog and Complete Nepal blog in the side bars. This is another small attempt to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest.

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MNTV Highlights Pako Festa Nepalese Participation

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 1, 2013

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Nepal was promoted in Pako Festa, Australia

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 24, 2013

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23 February 2013 Geelong, Australia: Geelong, the second biggest city of Victoria in Australia, transformed into a multicultural melting pot as thousands flocked to the thirty-first annual Pako Festa. It incorporated an extravagant street parade featuring around ninety floats and hundreds of performers representing forty-five affiliated ethnic communities and around sixty other community groups and organizations. The street was lined with stalls selling traditional foods and arts and crafts, and nine separate stages in the precinct offer performances of music and dance as well as interactive workshops and exhibitions. Pako Festa has become Victoria’s premier multicultural event, attended by well over hundred thousand people in each of the last three years and estimated to inject close to $2.5 million dollars into the local economy just over the course of the day itself.

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Because of very nominal Nepalese in Geelong, Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Global Coordinator Mr. Ram Kumar Shrestha requested other Nepalese communities living in other cities to use Pako Festa as opportunity to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest. His idea was for Nepal to take advantage of this big gathering from different counties to try to dismiss misinformation of Buddha’s birthplace. Nepalese Association of Victoria President Bom Yonjan, Nepali Sanchar Managing Director Pramod K Soni and Namaste Nepal News Chief Editor Sabin Thapa, and Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Victoria Committee were active for necessary input and mobilized community members to participate in the festival to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest. Nepalese communities promoted Nepal through flags, banners, Nepali music, dance, Nepali dress and stalls. Miss Nepal Australia 2012 Deepashree Shah represented our country with a Kumari dance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rio Conference Speech by PM Dr. Bhattarai

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 23, 2012

Mr. Chairman,

Excellencies Presidents
Excellencies Prime Ministers
Mr. Secretary General of the United Nations
Distinguished Heads of the Delegation,
Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen!

It is a great pleasure and honour for me to extend the warmest greetings and best wishes on behalf of the Government and the people of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the land of Mt. Everest and the birthplace of the Gautam Buddha, to the Government and the people of Brazil for making this generational summit on sustainable development a success. Let me also express my gratitude to Her Excellency Madame Dilma Rousseff, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, for the warm welcome and generous hospitality accorded to me and my delegation ever since we arrived in this beautiful and historic city of Rio as well as for the exemplary leadership in steering this Conference.

Mr. Chairman,

Twenty years after the historic Earth Summit, we are meeting here in this beautiful city, to take stock of progress that we have made and the challenges that remain to be addressed in realizing the vital goals of sustainable development. This is an opportunity to all of us for a true reflection of our past actions and commitments for future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ming Kipa – the Youngest Person to Climb Mt. Everest

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 1, 2012

Ming Kipa is a Nepalese Sherpa girl who (as recorded in the 2009 Guinness Book of Records) held the record as the youngest person to climb Mount Everest from 2003 to 2010. She reached the summit on May 24, 2003 when she was 15 years old, with her brother Read the rest of this entry »

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Everest: ‘No one in control’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 28, 2012

BY ANDREA NEMETZ 

Hearing of four recent deaths, filmmaker shocked more don’t die
Amputee Nelson Carona Carvajal of Colombia is one of the climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest profiled in the documentary 40 Days at Base Camp.

Amputee Nelson Carona Carvajal of Colombia is one of the climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest profiled in the documentary 40 Days at Base Camp.

WHEN DIANNE WHELAN heard four climbers, including a Nepali-born Canadian woman, had died on Mount Everest earlier this month, she was not surprised.

In fact, the filmmaker says she is shocked that more people don’t die in their attempts to reach the summit of the world’s highest peak.

Whelan has been to the Everest base camp, at 5,334 metres, twice and was the first woman to film on Everest in April and May 2010.

That year, four people died and 512 were successful at reaching the 8,850-metre-high summit.

She brings her captivating documentary 40 Days At Base Camp to Neptune’s Studio Theatre on Monday at 7 p.m. as part of a 42-screening cross-Canada tour that heads to Newfoundland next week.

Whelan, based in Vancouver, first visited Everest’s base camp in 2007 while writing an article for Outpost Magazine and says she knew she’d have to go back to make a film. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepali girl claims to be youngest woman to climb Mount Everest

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 25, 2012

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A Nepali teenager has claimed that she is the youngest woman ever to scale Mount Everest, achieving the feat at the tender age of 16.

Nima Chemji Sherpa, 16, reached the summit of Mount Everest at 12:13 pm on May 19 by being part of an expedition team named “High Adventure Expedition-2012”. Nima was accompanied by her father.

However, the government is yet to officially confirm that Nima is indeed the youngest woman ever to achieve the feat.

According to reports, the jubilant girl is now recovering at the Everest Base Camp.

Nima, originally from Solukhombu district, has been living in Boudha of Kathmandu. A student who appeared in the SLC examination recently (junior high school), she climbed Mt Everest to utilize her “free time” after the exams, media reports quoted her as saying. Read the rest of this entry »

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World’s shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 26, 2012

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Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal crowned the world’s shortest man – ever

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 26, 2012

Guinness World Records’ Craig Glanday and Dr Kashila Pradhan officially measure Chandra Bahadur Dangi. Picture: AP Source: AP
A 72-year-old man from a remote valley in southwestern Nepal has ben declared the shortest man ever documented after being measured by Guinness World Records officials.
Chandra Bahadur Dangi stands just 54.6cm tall, measurements confirmed, 5.3cm shorter than Filipino Junrey Balawing, the previous holder of the “world’s shortest man” title.
“I’m continually amazed that this record keeps getting broken,” Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said in a statement after the adjudication in the Nepali capital Kathmandu.
“Just when you think it’s impossible for the record to get any smaller, Mr Dangi comes along and astonishes us all.
“What I find equally remarkable is his age – if he really is 72, he is by far the oldest person to be awarded the shortest-man record in Guinness World Record’s 57-year history.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Vote for “NEPAL”

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2012

This is the time to show your love for your country..!!
Vote for “NEPAL”..
click the link and vote to Nepal….http://www.pothiq.com/country/info/nepal Nepal leading

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Please vote for Nepal. Help rank this country higher in Popular Country ranking.

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