Saturday, December 7, 2013

Mountaineering Function held in Bhubaneswar

To encourage the budding mountaineers of Orissa state as well as to make familiar mountaineering amongst the students, the East Zone Committee of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF), the apex national body for mountaineering, skiing, rock climbing and trekking at high altitudes in India, has organized the ‘Bhubaneswar Metro Function 2013’ on 7th and 8th December at Sainik School in Bhubaneswar.

After the welcome address by IMF East Zone Chairman Manik Banerjee the distinguished guests were invited to the dais. Padmashree Chandra Prakash Vohra, the first Indian civilian to climb Mount Everest was the main attraction there. He addressed the audience in the inaugural speech and depicted the glorious story of his days as a mountaineer. His speech was followed by address by Group Captain K C Taneja, principal Sainik School, and Bhubaneswar and then a short film on Indian Mountaineering Foundation was exhibited.

Another stalwart Col. Anand Swaroop was also present in this programme as a guest who talked about the scope of Adventure Sport in Army through audio visual aid. ‘Lure of Himalaya’ Amulya Sen also talked in brief about Himalayan expeditions.

The programme was attended by Ganesh Jena, the first Oriya who had climbed Mount Everest in 2011 as well as the students of the hosting institution, the Sainik School of Bhubaneswar and interested students from other schools of the capital city including girl students.

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