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Everest Day Sparks Call to Re-Award Tenzing Norgay Sherpa the ‘Bharat Ratna’

On Everest Day, Siliguri officials and environmentalists renew the call to honor Tenzing Norgay with the 'Bharat Ratna', commemorating his historic Everest ascent.

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Siliguri, May 29 (Siliguri Journal) – On Everest Day, Siliguri Mayor Gautam Deb and Animesh Basu, a member of the environmental group NEF, have renewed their call to honor Tenzing Norgay with the ‘Bharat Ratna’.

The 29th of May is celebrated as Everest Day. About 71 years ago, in 1953, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary successfully ascended Mount Everest. Since then, Siliguri has commemorated this achievement annually on Everest Day.

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As in previous years, the statue of Tenzing Norgay at Darjeeling More was garlanded and commemorated on this day. The event was attended by various dignitaries, including Deputy Mayor Ranjan Sarkar.

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