Greeting Year 2066 with a Bungy Leap – Minister Yami promotes Adventure Tourism
In a bid to promote Nepal Tourism Year 2011, Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Hisila Yami took part in a Bungy jumping programme at The Last Resort , on 14th April.
Minister Yami and six women adventurers took part in the jump. The six sportswomen were: Maya Gurung (Everest Summiteer and Skydiver, Poojan Acharya (Everest Summiteer), Asha Kumari Singh ( Everest Summitteer), Ngawang Bhutik Sherpa (Everest summitteer), Neerjala Tamrakar (Cyclist/ national champion) and Radha Tamang ( kayaker).
Speaking to media persons after the jump, Minister Yami said, “As National Geographic has already declared Nepal as one of the Best Adventure Tourism Destination in the world, I would like to reiterate that Nepal is also one of the safest destination in the world. By taking a bungy jump, I want to send out a message to people wishing to visit Nepal, that our government is ‘pro tourism’ and we are doing our best to promote Nepal in the world tourism arena, especially for the visit Nepal Tourism Year 2011.” Taking a jump with six women adventurers, she said, showed her solidarity towards women’s upliftment. She added that she would like to see more female participation in adventure tourism.