News / Events
Visit of Shri Manohar Parikkar, Honourable Defence Minister, Govt. of India,
Shri S S Ahluwalia Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs, Govt of India
at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling on 06/03/17
INAUGURATION OF HMI GIRLS HOSTEL BY MADAM MAMATA BANERJEE, HONOURABLE CHIEF MINISTER, GOVT. OF WEST BENGAL AT CHOWRASTA on 23rd January 2016
As we embark on changing the infrastructure around HMI, we are happy to share the news that the construction of new hostel for girls is complete… The new building is bright and spacious, and is designed with providing ecofriendly lightning and modern amenities for our students. The new hostel will have 12 rooms with attached bathroom and toilet, and has the capacity to accommodate 6 students in each room, and a total of 72 students can be accommodate. This hostel will allow HMI to attract more female students from India and abroad, and will add to the HMI modernization initiative.
Construction of “Chorten” of Late Nawang Gombu
This Chorten is dedicated to the memory of Late Shri Nawang Gombu, a world-renowned Sherpa mountaineer who was the first man to scale Mt Everest twice. Gombu spent a lifetime guiding and teaching at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and served the Institute after retirement as an advisor. He also became the most decorated mountaineer of his time with medals like Tiger’s Medal, Padma Shree, Padma Bhushan, Arjuna Award, The Queen of England’s Coronation medal, Olympic Gold Medal and Hubbard Medal of the National Geographic Society. Gombu was a devoutly religious man, committed to the development of the Sherpa community. Gombu is remembered as much for his warmth and humility that won him lasting friendships, as for his contribution to mountaineering.