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Nepal Officially Changes Name Of Mount Everest To “TICDA”

April 1, 2015
By PRN NewsWire

KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Nepal General Assembly today announced that by a vote of 137 to 9, the English name of Mount Everest has been changed to TICDA. Under terms of the legislation, the name change will be effective immediately.

Mr. Singh Durbar from the Ministry of History and Geographical commission in Nepal at a press conference said that the name change legislation had been tied up in the General Assembly Interior Committee for over 1 year but after the new legislative session began on March 15(th), the bill was quickly brought to a vote of the full assembly and everyone agreed that the date to announce this to the world would be on April 1(st) 2015.

In 1865 Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society upon a recommendation by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India. Waugh named the mountain after his predecessor in the post, Sir George Everest, who had never visited or seen the mountain and the English name was adopted without the consent of the Nepali people.

Sir Nigel Winston Lithgow the High Commissioner for the Royal History and Geographical Society in London said, “We were notified and consulted upon the proposed name change almost one year ago and we fully support the movement. We believe that the name change is appropriate at this time and that Mount TICDA is a more befitting name because of what TICDA means and symbolizes in the modern world. In an effort towards reconciliation, we as the British Government have decided to listen to local opinion and grant the name change in good faith and in moving forward. Her Majesty the Queen has been consulted on the matter and has given her consent to such proceedings. From now on, Mount Everest shall be known as Mount TICDA as of today’s date.”

Singh Durbar: “The people of Nepal were never consulted about the original name back in 1865 of George Everest and now feel a sense of pride, the new name is what the mountain truly means and resembles not someone’s last name. TICDA translates to (Today I Can Do Anything). TICDA means Inspiration, Motivation, Hope and Prosperity to everyone around the world,” comments Durbar. “Our purpose in life is to ascend. Mount TICDA is the ultimate symbol and honor of achievement. TICDA is very significant in every religious teaching as well as teaching people to build their self confidence. The name change is a tribute to all of the local Sherpas, the brave people who have climbed Mount TICDA and those who have attempted to climb it. We anticipate that the name change will prompt millions of visitors to make the Pilgrimage to Nepal to visit Mount TICDA so that they can achieve true inspiration.”

The name change will also be a re-branding to develop the tourism industry and build the economy in Nepal as well as create awareness and generate funds for the children of Nepal.

About Nepal

-Population 29 Million

-Percentage living on less than U.S $1.25 per day: 33%

-Though child labor is illegal in Nepal, an estimated 1.6 million aged between five and 15 work, most are girls.

-Many are employed in the carpet, brick and garment industries

About TICDA: (TICDA) “Today I Can Do Anything” engages you to think positive and motivates you to excel. TICDA constantly reminds you that you can do anything in life. TICDA has become a positive movement that has grown with incredible life changing stories from people who have adopted the slogan in their everyday life. 10% of all TICDA online apparel sales will benefit Himalayan Children’s Charities. Please visit for more information.

Tarik Batal Co-founder: “Our vision at TICDA is simple, to remind people just how incredible they really are. We’re a species unlike any other and can literally achieve anything we put our minds to. From Elon Musk to Richard Branson, the great achievers in this world all wake up with the notion that Today I Can Do Anything and that’s why we exist. TICDA’s philosophy is the same, every person on earth, if they put their minds to it can climb the highest heights and live the life that they want to live, because its there in front of you, you just have to reach out and take it. Our mountain logo was created by the connection we share with Mt. TICDA. We also feel that this will be recognized as the biggest sponsorship deal in history.

“At TICDA we want to live in a world of positivity and that is why we have dedicated partial proceeds to the children of Nepal, in hopes that we can help make a positive impact on their lives and truly make a difference.”

For more information please contact: Katelyn Pigoni P.R 310-994-8607

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