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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MOUNTAINEERING & ALLIED SPORTS (NIMAS)

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MOUNTAINEERING & ALLIED SPORTS (NIMAS)

Context:

On September 20, 2021, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh flagged-in, in New Delhi, a team of National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS) Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh, which finished a mountaineering expedition to Mount Kun (7,077 metres).

About the Team:

  • It was led by Institute Director Colonel Sarfraz Singh, who conducted the expedition to the Nun-Kun Mountain Massif, the highest feature of Zanskar ranges located in Kargil.

Significance of Such Expeditions:

  • Such expeditions would promote the spirit of adventure and patriotism among the youth.
  • Such events can play an important role in strengthening the defence and security of the country.
  • There is a need to encourage such activities and suggested increased involvement of the general public as it can play a major role in promoting tourism, knowledge gathering, employment and bolstering the economy.

NIMAS:

  • It was metaphorically born when the Government of India felt the need for an institute with a holistic approach towards adventure sports.
  • It is a first of its kind that allows civilians to experience challenges across a variety of outdoor surfaces as well as pursue a career in adventure sports.

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