Siliguri, 29th May: The Himalayan Nature and Adventure Foundation (NAF), on Friday, celebrated the 67th Everest Day in Siliguri.
As per the report, a programme was held in Darjeeling More today. Minister Goutam Deb and many other dignitaries paid homage to the statue of Tenzing Norgay. The Minister stated that the day could not be celebrated with much pomp this year due to the pandemic. However, the programme was organized maintaining social distance and following all government protocols. He also added that a demand has also been raised to give the Bharat Ratna to Tenzing Norgay.
Apart from the Minister, NAF official Animesh Basu and many other dignitaries were present during the programme.
Everest Day is celebrated on May 29 every year in memory of the first summit of Mt. Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953.