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World Record! Nepalese Mountaineer Climbs Pakistan’s Highest Peaks in Just 23 Days

Before coming to Pakistan, Purja had climbed six 8,000-ers in Nepal in 31 days

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Within 10 hours of summiting K2, he was heading for the summit on Broad Peak. Flickr

A Nepalese mountaineer has climbed all five of Pakistan’s highest mountains above 8,000 metres – K2, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum I, II — in just 23 days, the media reported on Sunday.

Nirmal Purja, 35, has now set his sights on breaking the world record for climbing all 14 peaks above 8,000 metres. He us now just three peaks – two in Tibet and one in Nepal — away from his goal, Dawn news reported.

Before coming to Pakistan, Purja had climbed six 8,000-ers in Nepal in 31 days. In all, it has taken him roughly three months to climb 11 out of the 14 tallest mountains on earth, he said. With four months left to complete his project, Purja told Dawn news that he has plenty of time to summit the remaining three peaks.

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Before coming to Pakistan, Purja had climbed six 8,000-ers in Nepal in 31 days. Flickr

“The biggest take away from all this time in Pakistan is that I was concerned about the security, especially after the terror incident in June 2013, when 11 foreign mountaineers and a Pakistani were killed at the Nanga Parbat base camp.

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“But I find the people really friendly. I am really happy to say that I feel very safe here. That’s my statement. I hope that will open tourism for foreigners in the future. And I will say this to all my media at home as well,” he said.

Regarding the Pakistan peaks, Purja said Gasherbrum I was an extremely difficult climb for him. Within 10 hours of summiting K2, he was heading for the summit on Broad Peak. “I did both K2 and Broad Peak within 48 hours,” he told Dawn. (IANS)

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Gurdwara in Dubai breaks world record for serving free Breakfast to maximum number of people from 101 Nations

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Dubai, April 14, 2017: A gurdwara in Dubai broke the world record for serving free breakfast to the maximum number of people from diverse nationalities.

Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar entered the Guinness World Record on Thursday for serving continental breakfast titled “Breakfast for Diversity” to 600 persons from 101 countries in an hour-long event in Jebel Ali.

The Khaleej Times reported that schoolchildren, government officials and diplomats attended the event while Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri was the chief guest.

People from different parts of the city flocked to the Jebel Ali Gardens and filled a temporary tent made for hosting the marathon breakfast event.

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The officials from the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that the gurdwara (Sikh temple) broke the previous record of 55 nationalities having a continental breakfast, organised by Nutella at the Milan Expo in Italy in 2015.

The gurdwara, which is known for serving free meals to all visitors through its community kitchen, caters to over 50,000 Sikh devotees in the United Arab Emirates.

“Sikhism has always embraced diversity as it has been part of our faith and belief, that we are all human beings to be treated with respect,” Surender Kandhari, chairman of the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar temple, told the daily.

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“The gurdwara has been spearheading charity and volunteer work not only for the Indian community but for the entire UAE community as well. We feel blessed to give in any form, as this is our selfless service to the society,” he said.

Talal Omar, Guinness World Records MENA manager, said: “We are proud to support the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar in breaking a fantastic record that brings together people of multi-faiths.”

“We encourage record breaking activities that encourage all human efforts, particularly those that bring people together”. (IANS)