35,700 kgs of garbage collected under the Clean Mountain campaign

A Nepali army staff cleaning Everest. Clean mountain campaign
File Photo. A Nepali army staff cleaning Everest.

Kathmandu, June 6

Nepali Army collected 35,700 kgs of garbage from different mountains under the Clean Mountain campaign this year.

The campaign was conducted in Everest, Lhotse, Annapurna and Baruntse mountains for 55 days starting the first week of April.

On the occasion of the successful completion of the campaign, Chief of Army Staff Prabhu Ram Sharma presented letters of appreciation to the team leader and Nepali mountain guides involved in the campaign.

At the closing ceremony held at the Nepal Army headquarters, Sharma also announced the Nepal Army will sponsor the education cost of the children of Phurba Sherpa and Angkami Sherpa, who died while returning from the mountain summit.

Four of the six people who fell ill during the campaign are currently undergoing treatment in Mumbai, India.

At the program, Sharma thanked all those involved in the campaign and completed the task of garbage collection even in difficult and adverse conditions.

Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Suresh Adhikari stressed the need to give continuity to the campaign to protect the sustainability of nature and the environment.

Initiated in 2019, the Clean Mountain campaign has collected around 190 tonnes of garbage from different mountains.

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