Federation of the Disabled - Nepal (NFDN)
today felicitated Nawang Sherpa, the first
Nepali who scaled Mount Everest with an artificial
leg on May 13, 2004.
who lost his leg in a motorbike accident was
determined to scale the Everest as he was
enchanted by the Himalayas since childhood.
"Everest was a dream I wanted to conquer since
my childhood and after I lost my leg I became
more determined to make my dream come true,"
he said, adding that he wanted to prove that
people like him were not inferior in any way.
encourage people like Nawang, the Social Welfare
Council is ready to extend all possible help,"
said Dr Prabha Basnet, member secretary of
the council. The aim of the council is to
provide backward people with opportunities
so that they too can be involved into the
mainstream of national development, he added.
of NFDN, Birendra Raj Pokhrel, demanded that
the state should provide adequate infrastructure
for the all round development of the disabled.