Province 1 appoints tourism goodwill ambassadors

KATHMANDU: The province-level Tourism Promotion Committee of Province 1 has appointed nine world-renowned climbers and celebrities as the tourism goodwill ambassadors to promote Visit Nepal Year 2020.

The government aims to attract two million visitors during the VNY 2020.

The committee appointed Kamirita Sherpa, world record holder of successfully climbing Mt. Everest 24 times, Pinki Gajgariya, Mrs Asia Universe 2017 and winner of other beauty peasants, Mingama Sherpa, successful in scaling 14 mountains above 8,000 metres, Sanu Sherap, Chhang Dawa Sherpa, Minga Gyabu Sherpa, Mira Rai, Ultra Marathon runner, actor Dipa Shree Niraula, and Rajan Adhikari, tallest person in Nepal with the height of 97.3 Inch.

Chief Minister Sherdhan Rai awarded the certificates to goodwill ambassadors.

Visit Nepal Year will formally kick off on 1 January 2020. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will inaugurate the event amidst a grand ceremony at Dasharath Stadium.