Governor felicitates Mt Everest team from NIMAS

ITANAGAR, Jun 17: Governor BD Mishra on Sunday felicitated the members of the team from Dirang-based National Institute for Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) who scaled Mount Everest recently.
The NIMAS team, led by its Director Col Sarfraz Singh, scaled the Everest in two batches on 19 and 20 May.
During the felicitation function at Raj Bhavan here, the governor said, “The NIMAS has proved its worth far beyond its mandated role as a premier institute of mountaineering and allied sports in the region.”
He expressed hope that the institute would continue the tradition and produces more world-class mountaineers.
Mishra also commended the NIMAS for encouraging local youths in the field of mountaineering, and advised the NIMAS director to scout for more mountaineers from different parts of the state.
Col Singh briefed the governor and his wife, Neelam Misra, on the expedition.
The NIMAS team comprised mountaineering instructor Havaldar Sanjay Kumar of 16 Dogra Regiment, Naik Ram Singh of 2 Garhwal Rifles, Naik Hem Singh of 12 Dogra, Naik Pravendra Kumar of 12 Garhwal, and Lance Naik Gajur Man Rai of 6/11 Gorkha Regiment, along with Tongchen Nimsonga and Dorjee Khandu from Dirang in West Kameng district. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)