Mission Antarctica Team Returns Back

  • A team of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling carried out ‘Mission Antarctica’ in 2021.
  • It was undertaken by a team of three trekkers, led by Group Captain Jai Kishan.
  • They hoisted the National Flag, measuring 7,500 sq ft and weighing 75 kilograms across the length and breadth of the country, including atop Mt Rhenock in Sikkim Himalayas at an altitude of 16,500 feet.
  • It was recorded as the biggest Indian National Flag hoisted atop a mountain in the Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records.
  • They displayed the Tri-colour over Mount Vinson Peak, the highest peak of the South Pole.
  • Raksha Rajya Mantri Mr. Ajay Bhatt witnessed the final display of the 7,500 sq ft National Flag at the Air Force Bal Bharati School in New Delhi.
  • The event also witnessed the culmination of the mega roadshow ‘Mera Yuva Bharat Yatra’, wherein holy soil and water from the higher reaches of Himalaya (16,000ft) in Sikkim were presented.
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