Two women climbing Everest for awareness
25th Jan, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew
CHARIKOT, Jan 25: Two women are going to ascend Mt. Everest to spread awareness about the true place of birth of Gautam Buddha. 27 year old Choki Sherpa from Gaurishankar VDC-9 of Dolimha district and 27 year old Sharmila Tamang from Roshi VDC-11 of Kavre district are making the climb.
In some countries people still have the belief that Gautam Buddha was born in India, when Buddha was in fact born in Nepal. So, in order to spread that message they are ascending the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest coming April 8 in sponsership of Pioneer Adventure Pvt. Ltd. A flag with "Buddha was born in Nepal" written in it shall be planted and a song sang by Dheeraj Rai shall be played at the top of the world Sagarmatha said by Choki Sharma.
In a press conference, Sherpa said while staying in South Korea for foreign employment she found that the misconception that Buddha was born in India was widespread, so in order to drive away that illusion from the people they are going to climb Mt Everest. She said that returning from foreign employment and going abroad, she tried to make Nepali women sister-in-law suffering from various violence and try to raise the country's campaign to create tourism development and employment.
Even though some organizations are helping to buy some materials for the two climbers, because of their financial debts, they have also appealed to various Nepali organizations as well as Nepalese living abroad.