A mountaineer and a conservation architect, Joyce Azzam plants the first Cedar from Lebanon as an eco-friendly gesture between Nepal and Lebanon
Park Village Hotel by KGH Group of Hotels welcomed the KGH Brand Ambassador for the Middle East, Joyce Azzam for ‘Cedar Tree Plantation’ on Monday, April 1. The event was a friendly gesture between Lebanon and Nepal, co-organised by Rotary Club of Newroad City. In close coordination with the Ministry of Environment Nepal and Ministry of Environment Lebanon, the event was proposed by Joyce Azzam, a PhD holder in Landscape and Environment.
The event saw participation from the executives of Park Village Hotel including the Chairman, Sunil Sakya; Chief Operating Officer, Sanjeev Thapa; Charter President of Rotary Club of Newroad City, Dr Harsha Ratna Shakya; President of Rotary Club of Newroad City, Manik Ratna Shakya; other chief heads and Joyce Azzam herself.
A mountaineer and a conservation architect, Joyce Azzam aim to become the first Lebanese woman and the world’s second woman to have climbed the seven highest peaks of the world. She is yet to climb Mount Everest and is set to leave on Thursday for the summit.
Joyce says, “It is of great honour to become a part of Nepal, especially to have planted our national symbol, Cedar plant. Cedar is very holy to us, Lebanese, and I hope to see that this indication becomes more fruitful in the future to come.”
About the event, Sunil Sakya, the Chairman of Park Village Hotel and also a Rotarian adds, “The hotel is filled with gratitude to have Joyce in our premises and most importantly, she has left a mark that will be here for generations. We would like to thank her, she doesn’t only represent the athletics side, but also the environment and its conservation. She is indeed a symbol of inspiration to all the girls and youth of today.”
As part of the environmental conservation, Joyce Azzam had brought three Cedar plants as a symbol of love from Lebanon. She looks forward to planting the remaining two in an orphanage and in the base of the Everest.