RSS honours its employee and Mt Everest climber Basnet

3rd Jun, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU,  June 3: The Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) has honoured its sub-editor at English desk and Mt Everest summiter, Rosha Basnet.

At a special programme organised at RSS today, RSS Chairman Kul Chandra Wagle and General Manager Opendra Sharma honoured Basnet, who successfully climbed Mt Everest on May 23.

On the occasion, Chairman Wagle said that it was a moment of pride for RSS that a banner with RSS logo was hoisted at Mt Everest by one of its own staff. It will go down as the golden history of RSS.

Saying it was a matter of pride in itself to summit Mt Everest representing RSS, General Manager Sharma wished Basnet continued to work to take RSS to the height of Mt Everest in the days ahead.

Similarly, Deputy General Manager Surendra Nepali said that only a brave person can scale Mt Everest and wished her to carry out works with more energy in days ahead.

RSS Board Member Yek Raj Pathak, RSS chapter President of Federation of Nepali Journalists Narayan Ghimire, RSS Employees Association Chair Manoj Lamichhane, National Employees Organisation Chairman Prem Upadhyay and RSS Employees Union Chair Kalika Khadka congratulated Basnet for accomplishing the courageous act of successfully scaling Mt Everest.

Basnet was one of the five women journalists that began their journey to Mt Everest under the slogan 'Unified Voice for Equality'. Of them, four successfully climbed the Mt Everest.
Recount of Basnet

Sharing her experience of expedition to Mt Everest, Basnet said, "My mind was blank while reaching atop the Mt Everest. I am happy to have successfully reached the summit of Everest carrying a banner with RSS logo."
She said, "The weather was unfavorable during the day time. We climbed only during the night. I only saw Mt Everest, and did not think about any other thing except reaching the summit."

Basnet also shared that she slipped at Hillary Step while returning but luckily her guide rescued her. She also added that both climbing and returning from the summit were equally very difficult. "I found camp III and IV of Everest polluted and hence am thinking to launch a campaign to clean up the mountains in the days ahead", she added.