By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 11 Aug: With a vision to make India a superpower in the world of para sports, Aditya Mehta Foundation (AMF), with support from Border Security Force, has organised the second phase of a training camp that was officially flagged off forMt Bhagirathi, Gangotri, today.
Aditya Mehta Foundation (AMF) has been actively working towards creating awareness and aid to athletes with disabilities. As a part of the awareness programme for the unique initiative, AMF has set yet another challenge of creating a world record by scaling Mount Everest in 2020. As a preparation for the 2020 event, AMF along with BSF has organised the second phase of the training camp.
The team has begun training for their exploit, in association with Aditya Mehta Foundation and BSF Institute of Adventure And Advance training (BIAAT) for Para-Mountaineering. The team had scaled Mt Alaknanda last year in the first phase of the training camp.The team of climbers will go through intense training by scaling Mt Bhagirathi, Gangotri (21365 ft), Uttarakhand.
The base camp for the training is at Nandanvan(14655 ft altitude) and the training takes place all the way up to camp 1 at 17552 ft altitude.
The team is headed by 2 IC Manoj Painuli, and Deputy Commandant BSRawat is the deputy leader of this expedition. The team consists of 6 para-mountaineers including 2 team AMF members Arshad and Aryavardhan – both above knee amputees. Seventeen-year-old Aryavardhan is the youngest above knee amputee in the world attempting to scale Mt Bhagirathi, Gangotri. The team also consists of 4 BSF participants: Malay Haldar and AthunoLotha with gunshot legs, Amar KumarSantra who is visually impaired and Additional CT Ajay, who has right thigh muscle loss.