Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the surviving members of India’s first successful expedition to Mt. Everest. Members of the team had successfully scaled Mt. Everest for the first time 50 years ago, on May 20, 1965. The PM 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 Lala Telang are the nine surviving members, who called on Modi.
Modi congratulated them for their historic achievement and recalled that he too had been one of the Indians inspired by their feat 50 years ago.
The Prime Minister also released a book “The Great Himalayan Climb” on the occasion of golden jubilee of Everest expedition.