HAR SHIKHAR TIRANGA
26th May, 2023 Defence
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- Mountaineers of the National Institute of Mountaineering and Adventure Sports (NIMAS) in Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh are on a unique expedition named Har Shikhar Tiranga (HST).
- The team is in the midst of a mission to hoist the national flag on the highest point of every state of India for the first time.
- It is the brainchild of Colonel Jamwal who is a veteran of more than 52 successful expeditions and is the only Indian to have summited Mount Everest three times and climbed the Seven Summits, touching the highest points of the seven continents.
- Har Shikhar Tiranga is a campaign under the aegis of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to take the tricolour to all the states of the country and hoist it on the summits to mark the 75th year of independence and to commemorate India's G20 presidentship.
- Mt Purgyal:: Himachal Pradesh.
- Mt Gorichin:: Arunachal
- Mt Jongsong:: Sikkim
- Someshwar Fort:: Bihar
- Anamudi:: Kerala
- Doddabetta:: Tamil Nadu
- Kalsubai:: Maharashtra
- Reo Purgyil:: Himachal
- Guru Shikhar:: Rajasthan.
- Nun Peak:: border of J&K and Ladakh
- The National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) is an autonomous institute under the Indian Ministry of Defence, which provides specialized training in mountain rescue, mountaineering and adventure sports.
- The institute was founded by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and is located in Dirang of the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.
- NIMAS is the first National Institute of India mandated to conduct adventure courses in the field of land, air and aqua.
- NIMAS offers training across land, air and water, allowing civilians to experience challenges across a variety of outdoor surfaces as well as pursue a career in adventure sports.
Q) Which of the following statements with reference to National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports is/are correct?
1. It is an autonomous institute under the Indian Ministry of Defence.
2. The institute was founded by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
Correct Answer: 3