Tribune press service
Shimla, September 7
A mountaineering expedition of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sector Headquarters (SHQ) Shimla, was reported yesterday in Raj Bhavan. The ceremony was chaired by Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar.
The 28-member team successfully scaled the 6,795m-high Gya Peak at the junction of Tibet, Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh. The shipment was reported by DIG, SHQ Shimla, Prem Singh on July 24.
The team reached the top under the leadership of Deputy Commander Kuldeep Singh and Deputy Chief of Deputy Commander Anmol Shrivas. A veteran member of the team was Police Chief Pradeep Negi of the village of Chitkul in Kinnaur, who had also successfully climbed Mount Everest twice in the past.
The governor said that such expeditions not only developed leadership, bond, discipline and confidence among the troops, but also improved their ability to deal with uncertain and critical situations by taking initiative.
He appreciated the ITBP for various relief and rescue operations carried out in Himachal and protecting the integrity of the Tibetan borders.
Prem Singh said the ITBP specializes in adventure sports like rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, rafting, mountain biking and paragliding and has also organized various events.