Nepali Army Collects 35,700 kg of Waste from Everest and Other Mountains
In this year’s ‘Safa Himal Abhiyan’, 35,700 kg of waste has been collected. Under the leadership of the Nepali Army, the campaign was conducted in Everest, Lhotse, Annapurna, and Barunche mountains from the last week of March for 55 days.
Commander-in-Chief Prabhuram Sharma presented certificates of appreciation to the team leader and helper Sherpas of the mountain cleaning campaign at today’s closing ceremony at the Military Headquarters, Jangi Adda. Poorwa Sherpa and Angami Sherpa, who was involved in the cleaning team, died while returning after climbing the mountain.
Chief of Army Staff Sharma presented a letter of appreciation to their representative on the occasion and announced that the army will bear all the expenses incurred for the education of both their children up to class 12. In the program, Chief of Army Staff Sharma thanked all those involved in the campaign, saying that they had completed the adventure of garbage collection and climbing even in difficult and adverse conditions.
Four of the six people who fell ill during the Safa Himal campaign are currently being treated in Mumbai, India. It is believed that the campaign will contribute greatly to biodiversity and environmental protection. During the Safa Himal campaign, which started in 2019, the army has collected 190 tons of garbage so far. The person involved has responded that handing over the earth with a clean and clean environment to future generations is the challenge of today.
Tourism businessman Lakpa Sonam Sherpa expressed the opinion that the campaign will prove to be a milestone in maintaining the splendor and splendor of the mountains affected by the crisis caused by climate change.