Pinegrove Cadets Scale Deo Tibba
In an endeavour to sensitize and generate
awareness about global warming and its adverse effects on glaciers and water
resources, a team of 13 members undertook a mountaineering expedition to Mt.
Deo Tibba (Mountain of Gods), 19688ft (6001meters). The contingent was flagged
off from the School by the Executive Director, Capt. A. J. Singh on 1st June.
They were given a warm welcome at Manali and the expedition was flagged off by
the IMF President Col. H.S. Thakur, SDM Manali, Mrs. Jyoti Rana and ASP Kullu,
Mr. NishchintNegi on 2nd 0f
The expedition was conducted under the aegis of IMF New Delhi, ABVIMAS Manali
and NCC. Mr. Baldev, former Everester and DIG Home Guards was the technical
advisor for the expedition. Crossing over open crevasses
and heading through snowstorms and temperatures as low as -20 degrees, the 13
member team reached the summit and unfurled the school flag on 12th June at 6am
and returned safely to the base camp to make the event successful. Aditya Raj
Swami, Pranoy, Karan Yuvraj, Jasmehar Singh Mann, Harshdeep Singh, Akshit Jain,
Shaurya Bhardwaj, Vanij Singla, Navyudai Kapoor, Vaibhav Rattan and Adwithya
Sharma were the core members of this expedition.They were accompanied by Mr.
Singha and Mr. Vinnet Thakur. The team also undertook the Himalayan cleaning
drive and brought back 13 kg of non biodegradable waste lying enroute. It was a
great achievement for the young team, the team leader Lt Sanjay Singha
congratulated the young students for their stupendous performance and advised
them to keep the earth clean and green for future generations.