At a recent function held in Dublin, Pat Falvey and team mates Dr Clare O Leary, Mike Murphy as well as Basil Geoghegan were made Ambassadors of Goodwill to Nepal by H.E. the Ambassador of Nepal to the UK & Ireland Dr. Suresh Chandra Chalise.
The honor had been bestowed on them by the Nepalese Government through the Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma.
The honour of awarding them “Ambassador Of Goodwill” has been recognized by the government for their work as luminaries in the development, promotion and marketing of tourism to Nepal and in appreciation for the promotion of positive feelings about Nepal’s natural and cultural treasures and of promoting Nepal’s image throughout the world.
Pat Falvey as one of the keynote speakers reflected on his love of Nepal, it’s people, culture and traditions, and how that anyone who visited this amazing country will be for ever affected by their experience which would have them return again and again to the land where the mountain reach for the Sky. He also reflected on his four Mount Everest experiences and gave a gripping account of what if feels like and means to climb to the highest point on planet earth.
Also in attendence was the newly elected Dublin City Lord Mayor Andrew Montague. The other distinguished guests where Joanna Tuffy TD, Fingal County Council Mayor Mr.Gerry McGuire, H.E. the Ambassador of India to Ireland Mr.P.S.Raghavan, Cllr. Emer Costello and Cllr. Eamon Tuffy.
Dr. Suresh Chandra Chalise Ambassador of Nepal gave the key note speech. He spoke about Nepal as one of the exotic tourist destinations in the world that incorporates rich cultural heritage, Himalayas, paradise adventure and wildlife safari.
H.E. Dr. Suresh Chandra Chalise honored the Mt. Everest Summiteers by presenting them with a certificate of "Good will Ambassador" on behalf of the Government of Nepal.
Mr. Ganga Ram Kandel, the General Secretary of NIS welcomed the guests and Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya, President of NIS delivered a vote of thanks to all the participants of the event.Ms. Emma Lynch hosted the ceremony while Mr. Prashant Kunwar presented "Sights and Sounds of Nepal", a video clip that captures different aspects of Nepal Tourism.
The award was one of its kind and the first ever organized by the Embassy of Nepal and Nepalese diaspora in Ireland. The guests were served with a delicious Nepalese dinner after the presentations.