28th May 2015. Everest Summiteers Association (ESA) celebrated Everest Day 2015 by organizing 'Everest day and Condolence' program in Kathmandu.
In the program Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Kripasur Sherpa said that the existing problems in tourism will mostly be solved by next year. He further said that the government will address the problems of mountaineers.
Mr. Lakpa Rangdu Sherpa, General Secretary of ESA pointed out the lack of coordination between the government and the mountaineers.
Mr. Diwas Pokhrel, Vice President of ESA urged the government to be serious not only towards Everest but also to the mountain region. He said that the use of machineries like generators are effecting the Everest region to a great extent. "2000 litres of urine excretion everyday, haphazard use of helicopters, loud noise in the base camp are some examples which are against the peace and fragile environment of Everest. This has created a question mark in the future of Everest", said Mr. Pokhrel.
Ms. Maya Sherpa, President of ESA said that there were problems in the mountain region every year. "Rather than exaggerating the issue, it is better to make an image assuring that Nepal is a secured destination. The small problems will not hamper tourism", said Ms. Sherpa.
In the program appreciation certificates were distributed to the organizations and individuals who had contributed in collecting fund, organizing relief campaigns and distribution of relief materials to the earthquake victims. The certificates were given away by the Tourism Minister Mr. Kripasur Sherpa and Tourism Secretary Mr. Suresh Man Shrestha.