Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik flags off second Biju Patnaik Himalayan expedition

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off the second Biju Patnaik Himalayan expedition, a voyage aimed to instill values of adventure, team spirit and leadership among youths.

The expedition programme is entirely funded by the state Sports and Youth Services Department at a cost of Rs 20 lakh while Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF), the collaborative partner, will provide all the necessary technical support.

A team of 15 mountaineers and adventurists led by the Padmashree Bachendri Pal, Premlata Agarwal, mountaineer Jogabyasa Bhoi and Rajendra Singh Pal will scale Mt Rudugaira (19,000 ft), a peak situated in Gangotri glacier of Uttarakhand between 16 September and 28 September.

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