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67th Everest Day celebrated at Darjeeling’s Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

1 June, 2020 22:01:42
67th Everest Day celebrated at Darjeeling’s Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

The 67th Everest Day (67th Anniversary of First Everest Ascent) and 106th birth anniversary of late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa was observed at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling through a simple ceremony. The programme was presided over by Gp Capt Jai Kishan, Principal HMI. The function was attended by Shri Jamling Tenzing Norgay accompanied by his wife, Shri Nima Tashi, Ex Dy Director of Field Training (HMI), Shri Nima Norbu, Ex Chief Instructor (HMI), representatives of Sherpa community and HMI staff.

 Gp Capt Jai-Kishan delivering a speech on the memorial day at HMI

The programme began with formal welcome of the guests followed by lighting of the lamp at the Samadhi of Tenzing and laying of wreath by Shri Jamling and Principal HMI.   Thereafter, everyone placed khada and flowers at Tenzing’s Samadhi as a mark of respect and tribute to the legendary soul. During the conduct of the programme 2-meter social distance was strictly maintained.

After the flower offering Shri Jamling Tenzing addressed the gathering in which he thanked HMI for making it sure to honour his father on this historic day despite all the odds. His speech was followed address of Principal HMI. He reminded how the occasion was celebrated last year and God willing we will organize it in a much bigger scale the coming year. He emphasized on maintaining social distance and urged everyone to maintain it with utmost sincerity if we are to win our fight against the invisible enemy. The programme ended with National Anthem.   

Shri Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of Tezing Norgay, paying a homage to his father

Through this programme the Institute also tried to send across a message that whatever may be the situation The Nation never forgets its legends who left the footprint for the younger generation to follow.

Picture courtesy (Mount Everest): Britannica

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