Raksha Rajya Mantri Flags-In ‘Mission Antarctica’ Team from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Raksha Rajya Mantri Ajay Bhatt flagged-in a team of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling that carried out ‘Mission Antarctica’ in Delhi today. The expedition which commenced in 2021 was undertaken by a team of three trekkers, led by Group Captain Jai Kishan.
The team hoisted the National Flag, measuring 7,500 sq ft and weighing 75 kilograms across the length and breadth of the country, including atop Mt Rhenock in Sikkim Himalayas at an altitude of 16 thousand 500 feet.
It was recorded as the biggest Indian National Flag hoisted atop a mountain in the Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records. During the expedition, the team also displayed the Tri-colour over Mount Vinson Peak, which is the highest peak of the South Pole.
Addressing the gathering, the Raksha Rajya Mantri lauded the efforts put in by the expedition team. He termed these as out-of-the-box initiatives aimed at promoting the spirit of adventure and patriotism among the youth.