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Naga lad makes history at Mt. Everest fashion runway

By EMN Updated: Jan 30, 2020 10:20 pm
Akivito Sema (centre) holds a placard at the Mt. Everest Fashion Runway held at Kala Patthar, Mt. Everest, Nepal, on January 26.

Dimapur, Jan. 30 (EMN): Akivito Sema, a 12-year old student of Livingstone Foundation International (LFI), became the youngest person to reach one of the highest altitudes of the world during the Mt. Everest Fashion Runway held at Kala Patthar, Mt. Everest, Nepal, on January 26.

A press release from LFI stated that Akivito was the show-stopper at the world’s highest altitude fashion event for sustainability and climate change. He displayed a placard which read, “I, Aaron Akivito Sema, 12 years from Nagaland LFI can stand humbly tall at this highest altitude for the cause of Climate Change, why can’t you?! Let’s be the change!”

It mentioned that Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema and Akivito Sema were the only individuals from Nagaland who represented India at the record making event.

The Mt. Everest Fashion Runway created a rare history by registering in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest altitude fashion show in the world. The main event of the Mt. Everest Fashion Runway was held at Kala Patthar below the world’s highest peak.

The entire event was undertaken within a time span of 40 minutes during which the models walked the world’s highest ramp in dresses made of natural fabric which were recyclable and organic to voice their concerns for a greener environment.

Dr. Ahoto Sema, LFI chairman, propagated that governments around the world especially in India should incorporate Climate Change and environment in the school curriculum from primary to secondary stage so that it gets due reflection in the education of children right from the early schooling years. According to him, young children in schools should be taught the real aspects of life like skills, hobbies, values like sympathy-empathy, manners and etiquettes at an early age more than the intricacies of bookish knowledge.

By EMN Updated: Jan 30, 2020 10:20:59 pm