KATHMANDU: Today marks the 26th anniversary of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s successful ascent of Sagarmatha or Mount Everest.
Addressing the Pasang Foundation Day here today, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said, “Pasang Lhamu Sherpa is the symbol of inspiration and courage. We should be inspired by her. Nothing is impossible. We can develop the country.”
Stating that there have been debates regarding the exact height of Mt Everest, PM Oli said effors were going on to re-measure the mountain and that its actual height would be known soon.
PM Oli also expressed his commitment that the government would provide necessary support for the construction of Pasang Lhamu monument to respect and honour her contribution.
On the occasion, top students at Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Memorial College were honoured.
Pasang Lhamu, the first Nepali woman to summit Mt Everest, successfully ascended the highest peak of the world on April 22, 1993 (Baisakh 10, 2050 as per the Nepali calender).
Sherpa lost her life while descending the mountain. She remains an example and inspiration for women in Nepal.