Nepalese envoy honours Omani climber for scaling Mt. Everest

Energy Wednesday 10/July/2019 20:59 PM
By: Times News Service
Nepalese envoy honours Omani climber for scaling Mt. Everest

Muscat: The first Omani woman to climb Mount Everest has been honoured for her achievements at an event organised by the Nepalese Ambassador to Oman.
Nadhira Al Harthy, who became the first Omani woman to scale the world’s highest mountain, was awarded a certificate of appreciation by Sarmila Parajuli Dhakal, the ambassador of Nepal to Oman.
Al Harthy was feted at an event organised to highlight the role of the Nepalese community in the Gulf as well as promote tourism, in an event called ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’. Krishna Kumari Gauli, the embassy’s Labour Attaché, congratulated Nadhira for conquering Mt. Everest and described the Government’s policy of tourism promotion and the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign.
At the programme, Sarmila Parajuli Dhakal presented a certificate of appreciation to Nadhira Al Harthy. Recalling her journey to Mt. Everest, Nadhira explained how she scaled Mt. Everest following two years of continuous effort. She suggested inviting the Sherpas of Nepal to Oman to act as trainers for mountaineering students as a great area of cooperation.
Nadhira thanked the ambassador and the Embassy and the Government of Nepal for their kind cooperation during her mission. The Nepalese community in Oman also celebrated Al Harthy’s great success and presented her with Nepali handicrafts.
During the interaction programme, the Nepali community expressed various ways to promote tourism. Some of them included placing advertising boards on the streets in Oman, distributing leaflets and brochures in Arabic and English, participating in the Muscat Festival and other tourism promotion programmes in Oman, sponsoring Omani journalists to visit Nepal so that they could write about the country, and coordinating with travel agencies in Oman to make tour packages to Nepal, among others.
Ambassador Parajuli delivered a speech highlighting the various roles that could be played by the Nepali community in Oman for tourism promotion and requested them to help make it successful. She also congratulated Nadhira Al Harthy for her successful attempt and hailed her as a ‘dreamer’. She thanked the community for their constructive ideas to promote tourism.