It has been a few months after India’s “Ratna” former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee left India, physically. But even in the coming centuries, he is will be known as the man who shaped the modern India.
Today the man who is taller than the Himalayan mountains has been respected with a unique gesture by naming the four Himalayan peaks after him. Their names are Atal 1, Atal 2, Atal 3 and Atal 4 and these four Himalayan peaks were discovered near Gangotri glacier.
Colonel Amit Bisht, principal of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering while speaking on this said “The peaks are located at 6,557, 6,566, 6,160 and 6,100 metres on the right flank of Gangotri glacier. The team, which returned after the climb, had hoisted the national tricolour on each of the peaks. Located near Sudarshan and Saifi peaks in Raktvan valley, the peaks have been named Atal-1, 2, 3 and 4”.
Colonel Amit Bisht was the leader of the mountain climbing team that recently scaled the newly named peaks. The expedition was flagged off from Dehradun on October 4 by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and was a joint mission of NIM and the tourism department.
One might be eager to know more about Colonel Bisht whose team achieved this difficult task. “Col Amit Bisht, Sena Medal, an alumni of the Indian Military Academy. led the first-ever expedition to the virgin peak Mt Trimukhi (6422m) which has been endorsed in the Limca Book of Records in 2012. For his unrelenting efforts and dedication to duty Col Bisht has been twice awarded with Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card and with GOC-in-C Commendation Card four times” said a report.
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