Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off the second Biju Patnaik Himalayan Expedition at his residence here.
The expedition is being organised by Odisha government’s Sports and Youth Affairs department in association with Tata Steel Adventure Foundation to provide opportunity to Odia youths to go for adventure activities.
The 15-member expedition team comprising of 12 men and 3 women. The team, headed by legendary mountaineer and first Indian lady to scale Mt Everest Bachendri Pal, would climb the 19,000-ft Mt Rudugaria in Uttarakhand.
CM wished them luck for their expedition.
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