ITANAGAR, Oct 12 - Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (retd) today felicitated the 31-member team from the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS), Dirang, which scaled the 6,060-metre Mount Kangto-6 last month.
Congratulating the mountaineering team for their feat, the Governor exhorted them to strive still more and maintain their personal image, discipline and attribute as achievers to become exemplary citizens.
Sharing his experience in the Himalayan mountains, he advised the climbers to ensure that no degradation is caused to the environment through littering during mountain expeditions. The Governor asked them to send a message to the local population and fellow climbers to keep the region clean, green and free from plastic and garbage.
He stated that NIMAS has been fulfilling its motto by training and producing world-class mountaineers. He advised officials and instructors of NIMAS to take the institute to new heights. The Governor also suggested that NIMAS should increase intake of trainees by admitting troops from the southern States of the country.
Earlier, NIMAS Director Col Sarfraz Singh briefed the Governor on the mountaineering and water rafting expeditions undertaken by the institute. He gave a briefing on the Mt Kangto-6 expedition, in which three officers, three junior commissioned officers, 12 other ranks from the Indian Army and 13 civilians participated. The 13 civilians included 10 from Dirang and West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, one from Assam and two students from other parts of the country.