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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Daredevil mountaineer Chinmay Moharana from Odisha successfully conquered Mt. Yunam (6111 metres) on Friday.

As many as six members of Bhubaneswar based AASA (Association of Adventure and Social Activities), led by Moharana had participated in the expedition.

While Moharana, who is the most experienced amongst the team that set off from Bharatpur base camp in Himachal Pradesh, successfully reached the Summit, Ajit Padhi and Avilipsa scaled 5800 metres and 5300 metres respectively.

Anita Swain, Sasmita Pradhan and Debdutta Samantray from Odisha, who were part of the expedition as instructors, had to return from near the summit camp as they had to escort back some sick participants. 

The expedition was jointly organised by National Adventure Club and Education Department of Haryana Government on the occasion of 75 years of Independence. 

As many as 75 youths hoisted a 75-metre-long Tri Colour atop the mountain and recited the National Anthem after the completion of the expedition.

The expedition was flagged off by Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar on September 29. 

Eminent mountaineer, Everest conqueror and Secretary of AASA Ganesh Chandra Jena, Shakti Ranjan Mohanty, Vice-president Bikram Das, Treasurer and advisor of the club Ashok Mohanty congratulated the participants for the successful completion of the expedition.

(Edited by Mrunal Manmay Dash)

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