Tri-services’ all-women mountaineering team concludes expedition on Independence Day

The tri-services all-women mountaineering expedition team to Mt. Manirang, organised by the Indian Air Force reached its vacation spot with 4 members of the team efficiently scaling the height on Sunday, coinciding with India’s Independence Day celebrations. The peak is positioned at a top of 21,625 ft above sea degree.

The expedition as a part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mohotsav’ celebrations was flagged off on July 31. The team had aimed to scale the height on August 15 and remained profitable of their try. Flagging off the team, Air Marshal VPS Rana, Air Officer-in-Charge Administration at Air Headquarters, inspired the team to realize their goal and appreciated the efforts by the organisers to facilitate the expedition. 

IAF’s All-women mountaineering expedition team make it to the highest

The different 14 members within the team for the Mt Manirang expedition had been Wing Commander N Linyu, Wing Commander Nirupama Pandey, Wing Commander Lalita Mishra, Wing Commander Vyomika Singh, flight lieutenant Komal Pahuja, Lt Colonel Geetanjali Bhatt, Major Saumya Shukla, Major Veenu Mor, Major Usha Kumari, Major Rachna Hooda, lieutenant Commander Nandini Damroy, lieutenant Commander Sino Wilson, lieutenant Commander Chham Kumari, and lieutenant Commander Renu Ramdurg. Mount Manirang is positioned on the border of the Kinnaur and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh. The Manirang Pass is positioned near the height and is likely one of the early commerce routes between these two districts.

Notably, ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ was launched by the National Cadet Corps (NCC) to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence. The launch was deliberate for the NCC to advertise Social Service and Community Development actions by numerous progressive means all through the nation as a run-up to 75 years of India’s Independence to be celebrated on August 15, 2021.

NCC’s function in nationwide growth 

The National Cadet Corps is a premier uniformed youth organisation of the nation. It has contributed considerably to nation-building since its inception. As per a authorities launch, it has remodeled the lives of hundreds of thousands of youth by shaping their character and displaying them the trail of ‘Unity and Discipline’, the motto of NCC. The Corps has made notable and praiseworthy contributions in spreading consciousness amongst the plenty on essential points like water conservation, atmosphere safety, digital consciousness, and Swachhta Abhiyan.

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