LEH: The ‘Mission Har Shikar Tiranga’ team, led by Colonel Ranveer Singh Jamwal, hoisted the Indian flag on the highest peaks of all 28 states of India. The mission’s objective is to unfurl the Tricolour on the highest peaks of all Indian states as part of India’s celebration of the Amrit Mahotsav of Freedom and its role as the chair of the G20.
On October 2, 2023, the team unfurled the tricolor on the highest peak in Sikkim, Jongsong. This mission has successfully accomplished the flag hoisting on the highest peaks of all 28 states, including the northeastern states, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, and West Bengal.
Colonel Ranveer Singh Jamwal, the leader of this mission, is the current Director of the National Institute of Mountaineering and Adventure Sports (NIMAS). He has hoisted the tricolor flag on Mount Everest thrice and on the highest peaks of all seven continents. He has been honored with various awards for his courageous mountaineering endeavors.
The “Mission Har Shikar Tiranga” started with the unfurling of the flag on Gori Chen, the highest peak in Arunachal Pradesh, in October 2022. The team then embarked on a journey covering nearly 30,000 kilometers, 365 days, and 28 states to hoist the tricolor on their respective highest peaks.
The team encountered various physical challenges, such as unfamiliar terrain, tough trekking paths, prolonged treks, heavy rainfall, snow, and unexpected weather changes. Their patience led them through these obstacles. In Uttarakhand’s Kameet, the team faced a situation where they had to backtrack due to weather conditions, but their determination eventually led them to hoist the Indian flag on the Kamet peak.
In Sikkim, they faced a sudden snowstorm, and the team got stranded in a remote village for about 4-5 days. However, with perseverance, they reached their destination safely.
Apart from the 20 core team members, more than 1,000 local residents of various states also participated in unfurling the tricolor on the highest peaks of different Indian states.
The NIMAS team, known for hoisting the tricolor on every peak, included Colonel Jamwal as well as other members: Naib Subedar Ravi, Naib Subedar Chosgaial, Naib Subedar Vikram Havaldar, Havaldar Rakesh Yadav, Havaldar Nehpal, Havaldar Keval, Havaldar Sanjay, Havaldar Ganesh, Tosep Raime, Roopak, and Samyak Raj.
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