Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal was established in 1973. This year on June12, 2010 (29th Jestha, 2067 38th Anniversary of HRA was celebrated. On this occasion HRA Flag hoisting ceremony was conducted by Officiating Secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Ranjan Krishna Aryal at the HRA Office, Dhobichaur, Lazimpat, Kathmandu. Participants on “Mountain Sickness and First –aid Course” and “Mountain Safety Training/Workshop” were awarded by certificates by the Chief Guest, Mr. Ranjan Krishna Aryal.

Welcoming all the guests and participants in the training program, Chairman of HRA Mr. Bikram Neupane highlighted on the HRA activities and asked Nepal Government to provide support to run Everest Base Camp Clinic from 2011 for every season . While speaking in the program, Chairman of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa, expressed his view that HRA is renown nationally and internationally by its good works. Therefore, it must be supported by government to give continuity to run EBC clinic and this kind of clinic is needed to start other mountains like Amadablam etc.

Likewise, speaking in the program, member of Advisory Committee Mr. J.B. Singh pointed out the lake of skill manpower and rescue equipments in HRA and suggested to work for solution. On the occasion, praising for the good works of HRA Mr. Ranjan Krishna Aryal, Officiating Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation assured of needful cooperation will be provided to HRA by the Government in the future.

At the last, Vice Chairman of HRA Mr. D.B. Koirala expressed “Vote of Thanks” to all the participants in the training program, guest, chief guest and media people.

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