Kathmandu, Jan 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has today honoured ultra runner Sanjay Pandit at a programme organised at the office of the President at Sheetal Niwas.
Pandit was honoured for his crucial contribution to make the country renown in international arena climbing mountains of the world. He has recently climbed the Mt Kilomanjaro in Africa.
On the occasion, President Bhandari handed over the certificate to mountaineer Pandit provided by Kilomanjaro National Park while Pandit also handed over the national flag that he had taken with himself at the Mt Kilomanjaro, to the President.
Expressing gratitude to ultra runner Pandit for his contribution to the country, President Bhandari said, “All should respect and honour such talent.” Pandit has also climbed Mt Sagarmatha.
Similarly, he has already climbed different mountains above 8,000 meters including Mt Manaslu, Mt Kilomanjaro of South Africa, Mt Elbrus of Europe and Mt Fuji of Japan.
Mountaineer Pandit, who has already climbed highest mountains of six continents of the world, has been making preparation to climb Mt Vinson of Antarctica this year.