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Tourism Minister Flags off Mountaineering Expedition Team and Sends it off

  • 20 Sep 2023
  • 1 min read

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On September 19, 2023, Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj flagged off two teams of 12 members to climb the 6,316-meter high Bandar Poonch and the 6,512-meter-high Bhagirathi II Mountain range.

Key Points:

  • This mountaineering expedition is being carried out under the joint auspices of Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council and Indian Mountaineering Association.
  • On this occasion, Satpal Maharaj said that the main objective of such an event is to provide self-employment opportunities to the local residents by promoting adventure sports in the state.
  • The tourism minister said that Ganse (Gauri) and Auli are being specially developed so that this tourist destination attracts the whole of Asia. There are enough places for adventure tourism in the state. By developing these, work is being done on a plan to promote adventure tourism.
  • He said that the Nalang-Jadung area is being opened for tourism by the government. It is necessary to regulate the journey so that the journey is carried out keeping in mind the climate.

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