Phurba Tenjing Sherpa appointed Goodwill Ambassador of Europe’s Largest National Park
del GRAN SASSO e MONTI della LAGA National Park (Italy), Europe’s one of the largest national park, has announced the world renowned Nepalese mountaineer Phurba Tenjng Sherpa its Goodwill Ambassador.
Amidst a program organized by the We Will Rise Foundation, Lawyer Tamasso Navarro, the president of the park handed over the official parchment of ambassadorship to the mountaineer, Phurba Tenjing Sherpa, in the presence of Parbat Gurung, former Communication and Information Technology Minister, Radhika Shakya, spouse of former prime minister K.P. Oli Sharma, and other dignitaries on Saturday in Kathmandu.
After the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, Phurba came to Italy for his campaign “Visit Nepal to Help Nepal,” and that’s when our cooperation started.
Sherpa, who was born in Rolwaling Valley, Dolakha, has been appointed as the Gran Sasso’s Goodwill Ambassador in recognition of his achievements, contributions, and passion in mountaineering and mountain tourism.
Spreading over two thousand fourteen square meters, Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park are Europe’s largest park, enriched with 60–70% of Europe’s biodiversity and hosting Italy’s highest mountain, Corno Grande, also known as Gran Sasso. “After the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, Phurba came to Italy for his campaign “Visit Nepal to Help Nepal,” and that’s when our cooperation started.” President Navarro said. “In collaboration with Davide and Explora Nunat International, Phurba established a model of tourism infrastructure by constructing the Via Ferrata on the Tashi Laptsa Pass connecting Rolwaling with Everest. It is a matter of pride for us to have him as our goodwill ambassador.”
We are celebrating 12 years of friendship with Phurba and the people of Rolwaling. Every time we came to Nepal, it felt like coming home. I would like to thank all Nepalese for their hospitality and sense of belonging.
“We are celebrating 12 years of friendship with Phurba and the people of Rolwaling. Every time we came to Nepal, it felt like coming home. I would like to thank all Nepalese for their hospitality and sense of belonging. This love, friendship, and brotherhood will be further strengthened by our new Goodwill Ambassador Phurba.” Ambassador of Gran Sasso and president of Explora Nunat International, Davide Peluzzi said.
Inviting the Italian guests to Budhanilkantha Municipality, a gateway to Shivpuri National Park, Deputy Mayor Anita Lama said, “Phurba, the son of Himalaya, has made the nation proud, presenting a beautiful example for youths to seek career choices in Nepal.”
The special guest of the program, Radhika Shakya, praised the unique work of the We Will Rise Foundation for scouting talents from all over Nepal and providing them platforms to flourish, following the same analogy as Phurba Tenjing Sherpa.
share the same home, Gaurishankar Rural Municipality, with Phurba. By withstanding his hard work and success, we should recognize him as the snow leopard of Rolwaling. This honor by the Italian Government to Phurba is a national asset for us.
In addition, the Chief Guest, former Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Parbat Gurung, expressed his gratitude to the Italian National Park on behalf of Nepal and Nepali: “I share the same home, Gaurishankar Rural Municipality, with Phurba. By withstanding his hard work and success, we should recognize him as the snow leopard of Rolwaling. This honor by the Italian Government to Phurba is a national asset for us.”
As a goodwill ambassador, Sherpa will get more visibility in Italy and Europe to promote Nepal’s geographical, cultural, natural, and religious diversity institutionally through the park authority. In addition, as a goodwill ambassador, Sherpa will become a part of the global scientific community studying the environment, biodiversity, and ecology. Also, as a goodwill ambassador, Sherpa will play the role of a bridge between the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Parks and the national parks and conservation areas of Nepal.
I never expected to set any record or to be honored by any award while doing my job. I just did my job with all my heart, and my work paid off.
“I never expected to set any record or to be honored by any award while doing my job. I just did my job with all my heart, and my work paid off. At first, climbing was only a way to survive; then it became a necessity, and now it is my profession. While receiving this honor, I felt very lucky, and I perceived this honor as an energy boost to keep continuing my passion and do better work in the coming days.”, Sherpa, the newly appointed ambassador, shared his excitement.
In addition to this, all the members of Explora Nunat International were felicitated for the construction of Via Ferrata, a steel cable way, in 2017 and 2019, in Nepal’s beautiful and difficult Tashi Laptsa Pass. Also, 7 laptops for Beding School in Rolwaling were handed over to Nirmal Shrestha, founder director of the We Will Rise Foundation.
Phurba Tenjing Sherpa, son of the late Chiring Norbu Sherpa and Kinjum Sherpa, has successfully climbed Mt. Everest 15 times so far, setting dozens of world records. Sherpa, the CEO of Dreamers Destination Treks & Expeditions, has been working in mountaineering and mountain tourism for the past two decades. He is famous as a mountaineer for having climbed Mt. Everest many times at a
Despite his young age, earlier this year he was honored with the National Youth Award by the honorable president of Nepal, Bidya Devi Bhandari, on behalf of the Government of Nepal, the Ministry of Youth and Sports. In addition to that, the Guinness Book of World Records has awarded three world records to his family in two categories: “the most siblings on an 8000er” and “the most siblings to have climbed Everest”.
Photos : Kiran Syangbo/Mero Lifestyle
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