May 26: The Nepal Army, through its Safa Himal Campaign 2023, has successfully collected a staggering 35,708 kilograms of solid waste from various mountains. This exceeds their initial target of 35,000 kg, showcasing their dedication to preserving the natural beauty of these majestic peaks.
Under the supervision of the NA Directorate of Military Public Relations and Information, the campaign achieved notable results. Specifically, 3,567 kg of waste was collected from Mt Annapurna, 18,520 kg from Mt Baruntse, and an impressive 13,621 kg from Everest and Lhotse combined.
As the campaign nears its completion, the Nepal Army team stationed at the base camp of Everest, responsible for cleaning the area, is returning after accomplishing their mission. The campaign's official conclusion will be marked by a formal event held in Kathmandu on World Environment Day, which falls on June 5.
It may be noted that tragically two Sherpa guides, who were instrumental in assisting the NA team in cleanliness campaign, lost their lives. Additionally, four Nepali Army personnel fell ill and have been taken to India for further treatment.