PM Modi meets members of 1965 Everest Expedition

Prime Minister of India, PM Narendra Modi, PM Modi, The Great Himalayan Climb, 1965 Everest Expedition
New Delhi : The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday met the surviving members of India's first successful expedition to Mt. Everest. Members of this team had successfully scaled Mt. Everest for the first time exactly 50 years ago, on May 20th, 1965.

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

Captain M.S. Kohli, Col. N Kumar, Gurdial Singh, Maj HPS Ahluwalia, CP Vohra, Sonam Wangyal, GS Bhangu, Brig Mulk Raj, and Dr. Lala Telang are the nine surviving members, who called on the Prime Minister today.

Interacting with the team members, the Prime Minister congratulated them for their historic achievement, and recalled that he too, had been one of the crores of Indians who had been greatly inspired by their feat, 50 years ago.

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

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