PM Modi meets first Everest Indian expedition team

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the surviving members of the team that undertook India's first successful expedition to Mt Everest here on Wednesday.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the surviving members of the team that undertook India's first successful expedition to Mt Everest here on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister also met the next of kin of the deceased members of the expedition.

Prime Minister Modi met Captain MS Kohli, Col N Kumar, Gurdial Singh, Major HPS Ahluwalia, CP Vohra, Sonam Wangyal, GS Bhangu, Brigadier Mulk Raj and Dr Lala Telang, who were part of the team.

The Prime Minister congratulated the team members for their historic achievement, and recalled that he was one of the crores of Indians who were greatly inspired by their achievement 50 years ago.

The Prime Minister also released the book titled "The Great Himalayan Climb" on the occasion.

The Golden Jubilee of Indian's first successful ascent on Mt Everest, which was led by Captain (Retired) M S Kohli in 1965, is being celebrated from May 19 to May 21 by the Indian Mountaineering Federation.

The expedition team had nineteen members, including ten Indian Army mountaineers.

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