Eco Expedition is a need of an hour!
Giripremi has organized India’s largest expedition on India’s highest mountain- Mount Kangchenjunga. The expedition will take place in April- May 2019, it will be an Eco Expedition as well. Thus named- Kangchenjunga Eco Expedition 2019.
The Expedition was launched on 4 February 2018 in the presence of Jamling Norgay (Everesteer and son of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay). Giripremi has planned a series of innovative activities throughout the year to promote the expedition. In such series, a special program for promotion of Kangchenjunga Eco Expedition 2019 on 17 July 2018 in Pune. It was attended by Kami Rita Sherpa (world record 22 times Everest Summiteer), Mingma Sherpa (the first person in the world to climb all 14 8000er in first attempt and the first Nepalese and South Asian Sherpa to summit all 14 8000er), Wng CdrDevidutta Panda (Everesteer & Vice Principal of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling), along with Muktatai Tilak (Mayor, Pune Municipal Corporation), Dr. Nitin Karmalkar (Vice Chancellor, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune), Dr. Anant Sardeshmukh (Director General, MCCIA Director Board), and Dr. Suresh Haware (MD Haware Builders and Engineers and President, Shree Sai Sansthan, Shirdi).
Kami Rita Sherpa, who hails from remote Khumbu region in Nepal, was immensely delighted after knowing the efforts planned to take during the Eco Expedition. He was impressed with ‘Clean Glacier, Clean Mountain’ initiative and stressed that such eco-expedition was a need of an hour.
Muktatai Tilak (Mayor, Pune Municipal Corporation) felicitated Kami Rita Sherpa, on behalf of all Punekars, for his excellent achievement of scaling world’s highest peak- Mount Everest 22 times.
Highlights of the program
- To support Mount Kangchenjunga Eco Expedition 2019, Mingma Sherpa announced to donate 10 down suits (high altitude gears) worth 1 million rupees.
- Wng Cdr Devidutta Panda announced that HMI will help Giripremi in every possible way for Kangchenjunga Eco Expedition 2019 and several other activities that are planned to promote mountaineering amongst people. He was happy to know that Giripremi and GGIM have set up a system to train mountaineering to new generations.
- GGIM’s Prospectus was published during the program. Along with publication, flag off ceremony for expeditions on mt. Stok Kangri, mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Elbrus, Mt. Bara Shigaari was also organised. Guests handed over Indian tricolor and Maharashtrian Saffron flag to the Leaders of the expedition
- Giripremi felicitated Dr. Suresh Haware (Managing Director, Haware Builders, and Engineers and President, Shree Sai Sansthan, Shirdi) for his nomination as a state minister.