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Tricolour unfurled at Gorichen base in Arunachal

By CITY Correspondent

GUWAHATI, Aug 14 - To promote the �Year of Tourism� initiative and commemorate the Independence Day, a joint expedition comprising 33 members of the Indian Army, ITBP,�National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) and 13 youths of East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, unfurled the National Flag at the Gorichen peak base at an altitude of 16,400 feet this morning.

Covering an arduous distance of 150 km and adhering to all COVID-19 norms, the expedition traversed through rugged terrain in inclement weather to unfurl the National Flag.

Besides fostering the spirit of national integration and spreading awareness about conservation of nature, the expedition aims at boosting adventure and ecological tourism in the remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh under the overall construct of the Army�s �Year of Tourism� drive.

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