Jul 16, 2016
Eighteen orphan s of Bal Mandir made their dream flight to Mt Everest on Saturday. The event was organised by Yeti Airlines to mark National Children's Day and also its 15th anniversary.
On being top of the world, Suraj Joshi, one of the 18 children onboard the flight, said he aspire to become a pilot one day and fly to Everest every day.
Another Bal Mandir child said it was a dream come true for her. “I had never thought I will get an opportunity to fly in a plane in my life. A big thank you to Yeti Airlines ,” said Nikita Gurung.
Veteran comedian Hari Bansha Acharya said he was happy to be on the Everest flight along with the kids. “We could see Everest very clearly. I had never been on a mountain flight before and I am glad that I had my first experience with these wonderful kids,” he said.
Tulsi Narayan Shrestha, vice-president of Bal Mandir, said such initiatives would encourage other corporate houses and the government to understand their responsibilities towards the society they live in.
“One of the main purposes of Saturday's event was to take the children out of the four walls of Bal Mandir. I hope this will change the way they look and perceive to life,” said Roshan Regmi, marketing manager of Yeti Airlines.