A strong group of 2000 individuals including students, politicians and monks hugged trees simultaneously to set a new Guinness World Record in Kathmandu on the World Environment Day. The stunt was primarily held to raise awareness about the importance of trees in our environment.
Participants hugging trees (Image Prakash Mathema/Getty Images)
A student hugging a tree (Image Prakash Mathema/Getty Images)
Students marching carrying signs of awareness (Image Prakash Mathema/Getty Images)
The participants hugged the trees for two minutes and the organizers will send photographs, videos, list of participants and signed statements to the Guinness, which will decide to recognize it as a new record or not.
If the feat is recognized, then it will replace the current record of 936 people hugging trees simultaneously in Portland, Oregon (US) in July 2013.
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You’ve heard of paragliding, but ever heard of Parahawking?
Similar to paragliding, parahawking in Pokhara lets you glide and have a good time – but the later adds an extra dose of fun – you are guided by the vultures!
The trained vultures guide the gliders to thermal areas over Lakeside, which helps the glide session to be more efficient because of the rising air. In doing so, the vultures are rewarded with small morsels of meat, which are offered by holding out on the glider’s gloved hand.
The project is run by British falconer Scott Masion with his team of multinationals and of course, the vultures – Kevin an Bob. The project only uses rescued birds and are not taken from the wild.
The parahawking experience is currently off-season but restarts in October and costs £125 per session. Something to plan for this year, perhaps?
Nepali Superstar Rajesh Hamal is now a married man. He has tied knot with his longtime girlfriend Madhu Bhattarai in a traditional ceremony at Hotel Annapurna in Kathmandu. Super congratulations to the couple and wish them a happy married life.
Image: Serial Sansar
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The famous singer + actress is currently visiting Nepal as a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador. Photos shared by fans and few media outlets have been surfacing online. We have managed to collect some for you.
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Now, here is an interesting piece of news. World War II veteran John Philips Cross, who is 90 years old, has been fighting to become a Nepali Citizen. Well, we all know how hard it is for even general Nepalis to go through the process – so we can imagine, sigh. If we remember it right, his case was highlighted in medias a few years back as well.
Mr. John Philip Cross (Image: eKantipur)
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Subin Limbu has been crowned Miss Nepal 2014, followed by Prishna Shrestha and Sonie Rajbhandari as the runner ups. The event took place at the Army Officer’s club.
(L-R) Prishna Shrestha, Subin Limbu and Sonie Rajbhandari. Image: missnepal.com.np
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A dozen Nepalese guides have been reported dead and three missing after an avalanche hit Mount Everest in the early hours of Friday morning. Two injured Sherpas have been flown out to Kathmandu for treatment while search is still in progress for the three missing guides.
The climbers and guides had been setting up their camps on the route to make a final ascend to the summit in May.
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Nepal government has made a decision to ask the climbers of mount Everest to clean up their litters. The officials will be checking each descending climber’s trash, including empty gas tanks that normally get discarded on the paths.
Maddhu Sudan Burlakoti, head of the mountaineering department at the tourism ministry, said: “We are not asking climbers to search and pick up trash left by someone else. We just want them to bring back what they took up.”
This, we hope will encourage every climbers to keep the Everest area clean and make climbing more attractive.