Srinagar, 27 Aug (CNI): Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said the courage, valour and heroic deeds of country mountaineers will inspire generations to come.
As per the monitoring desk of News agency-Current News of India (CNI), Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said this while attending the flag-in ceremony of the Mountain Expedition-NUN-KUN organised by Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports Pahalgam.
Interacting with the Expedition team at Raj Bhawan, the Lt Governor lauded their grit, determination and accomplishment
for creating a history by climbing
twin peaks of Mt Nun and Mt Kun.
This expedition led by Col Hem
Chandra Singh has created many
records and a proud moment for all
mountaineering fraternity, J&K and
our nation. It is not an ordinary
adventure or a conquest but it
shows our search for the unknown
and pursuit of exploring the
unexplored,” the Lt Governor was
quoted as having said by the official Spokesperson.
He said the exemplary courage and
dedication of the expedition team
will instill confidence in young
generation to take up new challenges, new opportunities and
contribute to nation building.
Magnificent mountains with their
awe-inspiring presence, tough
terrains teach us the timeless
wisdom of tackling all challenges
and odds in our journey. The
expedition also symbolizes the
Army’s resolve to protect the
motherland, protect the interests of the people and to ensure peace and prosperity for all, the Lt Governor observed.
“I am confident the courage, valour
and heroic deeds of our mountaineers will continue to
motivate us to build a better society
and it will inspire generations to come, ” he said.
The Lt Governor extended his best
wishes to the Jawahar Institute of
Mountaineering and Winter Sports,
Pahalgam and the mountaineers for
their future endeavours.
Col Hem Chandra Singh, Principal Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports, Pahalgam expressed gratitude to the Lt Governor-led UT Administration for the continuous support to the institute.
He said brave hearts of Indian Army took an unconventional route and climbed the peaks in record time.
Fastest climb at Mount Kun (23,219
ft) from base camp to summit (7
days) and fastest climb at Mount
Nun (23,409 ft) from base camp to
summit (4 days).
“Apart from fastest climb, we have created history by successively
climbing Mount Nun and Mount
Kun in a single attempt by JIM & WS and 19 division,” Col Hem Chandra Singh informed.(CNI)