KATHMANDU, APRIL 21
The 7 Summits Foundation (7SF) has honoured different personalities and organisations for their active involvement in social development activities on Wednesday.
Marking its 10th anniversary amidst a function in Kathmandu today, the foundation honoured Lakpa Sherpa of Womgchu Memorial Hospital in Solukhumbu and golfer Pratima Sherpa.
The foundation also handed over Rs 12 Lakh to Hospital representative Lakpa Sherpa to run ambulance services.
Golfer Pratima Sherpa has been honoured as the hero of 7 Summits Foundation. She has received Rs 1 Lakh for her education.
On the occasion, former ambassador of Nepal to the United States of America Arjun Kumar Karki thanked 7SF for its contribution to meeting needs of the rural Nepali people.
Government officers Tukti Sherpa and Dawa Tenji Sherpa were also honoured for their social services.
President of the foundation AC Sherpa, who is also the Honorary Consul for Seattle in Washington State of the United States of America, said that the foundation was also planning to run projects that could reduce the effects of global warming in Nepal in co-ordination with American political parties and the government.
The foundation has already announced plans to provide three ambulances to Tapting, Ghorakani and Kerung villages of Solukhumbu. The foundation will also provide financial support for the construction of an indoor basketball stadium in Kathmandu.
Sherpa, who has climbed mountains across all seven continents of the world, had founded the Foundation with the aim of supporting the women and children in need.
According to Sherpa, the foundation has also supported the reconstruction of a building for Tapting secondary school, which was destroyed in the earthquake, in Solukhumbu district. The foundation also provided educational and livelihood support to Solsing, a remote village of Sindhupalchok district. "7SF also supported the community for reconstruction and reestablishment of Solsing School," he added.
Sherpa, who had also served as deputy regional coordinator (Americas) for the Non-Resident Nepalis' International Coordination Council, said that the foundation would be more active in the coming days to serve the needy.
The event was attended by Nepal Tourism Board Director Nwag Nima Sherpa, Miss Universe Nepal country director Nagma Shrestha, Miss Universe Nepal 2020 Anshika Sharma, foundation's board members including former Miss Nepal Anushka Shrestha and Mingmar Tamang, NRNA office bearers including NRNA President Kumar Panta and Vice President Sonam Lama among others.