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Vijay Goel flags off four Clean Himalaya Expeditions

New Delhi, May 9 (PTI) Sports Minister Vijay Goel today flagged off four Clean Himalaya expeditions and a Medical Mountaineering expedition to Mt Satopanth (7075 Mtrs) at the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF), here.

Appreciating the IMF for its efforts to promote mountaineering and allied adventure sports, Goel said such initiatives will not only help in ensuring safe practices during the conduct of adventure activities, but will also add to the skill levels of the youth, enhancing their employability, as well as instill discipline and courage in youngsters.

Interacting with the team members, Goel stressed upon the need to address environmental concerns while promoting adventure tourism.

He added that adventure tourism not only contributes in transforming the youth, but also holds a lot of potential in helping in the economic growth of the country.

Goel also wished the team a safe and successful climb.

A team of 25 non-medical mountaineers and 25 trekkers led by Dr Anil Gurtoo, an experienced mountaineer and Professor, Medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College will participate in this expedition from May 8 to June 10.

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