• Sun. Feb 5th, 2023

EASTERN COMMAND TRANS THEATER ADVENTURE ACTIVITY  – 2022 FLAGGED IN AT NAMSAI GOLDEN PAGODA ARUNACHAL PRADESH

The Army’s Eastern Command organised flagging in of a series of civil-military adventure activities along the India-China border from Sikkim to Arunachal Pradesh at Namsai Golden Pagoda in presence of Shri Chowna Mein, Deputy CM of Arunachal Pradesh .

The event was flagged off by Sikkim Governor Ganga Prasad, Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang and the General Officer Commanding of Trishakti Corps, Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich at Gangtok on 25 August 2022.

The medley of adventure activities included six mountaineering expeditions, seven treks of more than 750 km up to an altitude of 16,500 ft, six cycling expeditions over 1,000 km on non-existent roads in six valleys, and three white water rafting along three rivers.

Mountaineers Satyarup Sidhanta, Tiyash Mukhopadhyay and Rajeev Kumar Mondal from Kolkata and Varuna Raina from Jammu and Kashmir were amongst known personalities participating in the Mt Jongsong expedition.

 

In a first of its kind civilian-military activity to promote adventure tourism in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, the team had 27 Civil partipants including five policemen alongwith military personnel from Eastern Command.

Chowna Mein, Deputy CM of Arunachal Pradesh felicitated the participants & praised all for the  indomitable spirit shown by them. He also mentioned that such events will not only enhance the bonhomie between Army & civilians but will also promote adventure tourism, potential for which is immense in Arunachal Pradesh.

Defence Public Relations Officer, Lt. Col.M.S.Rawat stated this through a press release.

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