ITBP mountaineering team scales alpine peak

ITBP mountaineering team
Tue, Aug 20, 2019

SE Report
GANGTOK:
A joint frontier-level Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force mountaineering expedition team ‘Pulkit’ flagged-off by Governor Ganga Prasad on July 26 from Raj Bhawan, Sikkim has successfully scaled the a virgin peak (6,889 metres) near the sacred Gurudongmar Lake on August 14.
This mountaineering feat marked the intrinsic connect that ITBPF has been constantly establishing with the mystical mountains of Himalayas and Sikkim thus added another golden feather in the cap of ITBP mountaineers called as ‘Himveers’.
A Raj Bhawan press release informs that the expedition team led by Digvijay Singh, deputy commandant accomplished its mission with the formal flag-in ceremony on August 19 at Raj Bhawan graced by Governor Ganga Prasad who showered the expedition team and the ITBP with his blessings.
This mountaineering expedition was conceived, organised and conducted under the guidance of Sanjeev Raina, IG North East & Eastern Frontiers. and S.R. Roy, DIG (Lucknow) with the support of Kapil Dev Dwivedi, DIG (Gangtok) and Angad Prasad Yadava, commandant (Staff) ITBP, Gangtok.


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