ORISSA’S BIJU PATNAIK EXPEDITION FOR STOK KANGRI FLAGGED OFF
The expedition will see 15 local students summiting Mt. Stok Kangri in Ladakh from September 12th to 24th. This is the fourth year of organizing such expeditions held in the memory of Orissa’s and India’s most adventurous Chief minister Biju Patnaik.
The idea is to expose the young boys and girls of the state to adventure sports. They will be going to Mt. Stok Kangri at a height of 20,187ft in the Leh Ladakh region. They will get to learn lessons in leadership and teamwork. They will be back on September 27, the secretary of sports and youth development said. The team began its journey 3 days ago and will be climbing the peak under the leadership of mountaineer Ganesh Chandra Jena. They will be reaching two days before so that they can adjust to the climatic conditions of the region. Taking care to eat food and drink water on time so that their health is maintained as in the hilly region, you tend to feel less hungry and thirsty, will be important. The expedition is organized by Odisha’s Sports and Youth department in association with Tata Steel Adventure Foundation.