Created on 19 June 2012
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Nepal has found the second spot after Bhutan as the most peaceful country in South Asia in the latest Global Peace Index (GPI).

The study, conducted by the Australia and US-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), has ranked Nepal in the 80th place after Bhutan among the 158 nations it took into account.

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Created on 02 June 2012
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Veteran mountaineer Mr. Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal made first successful ascent on the tenth highest peak of the world Mt. Annapurna on 3 June 1950. The ascent of Mt. Annapurna hold special importance since it was the first ever successful ascent on the mountain of 8000m in the history of mankind. Therefore, NMA celebrates 3 June as Annapurna Day. NMA-Annapurna Chapter is organizing a special program at International Mountain Museum, Pokhara to mark the day. NMA IInd Vice President Mr. Santa Bir Lama and member Mr. Rajendra Man Shrestha are joining the program on behalf of NMA.

 
Created on 11 June 2012
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Nepal Mountaineering Association organized a felicitation program on 10 June in honor of Japanese climber, Hirotaka Takeuchi- the first Japanese to climb all the peaks above 8000m. The chief guest for the program was Dr. Ganesh Raj Joshi, Secretary for Ministry for Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation and Japanese Ambassador His Excellency Kunio Takahashi attended the program as guest of honor. The program started with the welcome speech delivered by Deebas Bikram Shah, General Secretary. 

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