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Nominations sought for four TAAN awards

May 08 , 2013

Nominations sought for four TAAN awards

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has invited nominations from different individuals and organizations for four awards that it has been providing every year on the occasion of Sagarmatha Day which falls on May 29.

This year the awards ceremony will coincide with the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the first ascent of Mt Everest.


Issuing a public notice in Kantipur daily on May 6, the association has sought nominations for TAAN Sagarmatha Journalism Award (for media persons making significant contribution in development and promotion of adventure tourism), TAAN Sagarmatha Dr Harka Gurung Award (for individuals and organizations making significant contribution in promotion and development of eco tourism, village tourism, mountain tourism, Sustainable Tourism, Responsible Tourism, and in nature conservation), TAAN Sagarmatha Pasang Lhamu Award (for women making significant contribution in promoting Nepal in international arena through adventure tourism), and TAAN Sagarmatha Pema Doma Sherpa Education Award (for individuals or organizations making significant contribution in tourism education).


Nominations have to be sent to TAAN Secretariat, Maligaun by May 13.


TAAN Sagarmatha Journalism Award is given to two persons and carries a purse of Rs 25,000 each, while TAAN Sagarmatha Dr Harka Gurung Award carries cash prize of Rs 50,000. Similarly, the TAAN Pasang Lhamu Award carries cash prize of Rs 25,000 and TAAN Pema Doma Sherpa Award carries purse of 15,000.


The awards will be distributed amid a special ceremony organized to celebrate 6th Sagarmatha Day in Kathmandu on May 29.