Pandey sets out to climb Sagarmatha for a cause

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Kathmandu, April 10 (RSS) : Engaged in physical, mental and intellectual development of children for the past 11 years, Prakash Raj Pandey sets out on an expedition to climb Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) for a cause. He will raise the rights of children, and urges the Scouts from various countries to scale the highest peak of the world.

Pandey, who is associated with the Nepal Scout, will start his mission from tomorrow (Wednesday). “I will take up rights of children from top of Sagarmatha. I will also help contribute to Nepal’s tourism and will urge the Scouts from across the world to climb it,” he said at a press conference held in the Capital today.

The expedition costs Rs 4.5 million, and the money remained of the expenditures will be spent on the development of children, he said. He will be accompanied by a team of eight mountaineers.

A permanent resident of Ramechhap, he is planning to fly the flags of the World Scout, the National Youth Council (NYC) and the Lalitpur Scouts with the logo of its golden jubilee from atop Sagarmatha. Likewise, he will also carry with him photos of four martyrs of Nepal and photo of Ramechhap.

Speaking at the event, Minister of Province 3 for Economic Affairs and Planning Kailash Dhungel praised Pandey on the expedition as country’s proud.

Other speakers NYC’s Vice President Madhab Dhungel and Chandan Kaushik, coordinator of the national ad-hoc committee of the Nepal Scout, gave best wishes on his mission.

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