To chart out the strategy to save fragile ecology of mountains from the further degradation and to promote adventure activities, the first governing body of Himachal Pradesh Everesters Association held meeting at Manali.

Over 25 Everesters from Himachal took part in the discussion. Presiding over the meeting, Col Prem Chand said all the Everesters from Himachal are set to begin an initiative to protect the Himalayan environment and its precious resources. He added that promoting various adventure activities is the agenda of the association. He emphasized on the disaster management training for the Himachal residents and added that Everesters can motivate people for it.

The meeting was convened by Prem Singh, DIG ITBP, general secretary of the association and SC Negi DIG (Retd) Border Security Force, vice president of the association. Negi was the oldest Indian to climb Everest at the age of 57. He announced that the second annual meeting would held on December 11, this year on the occasion of World Mountain Day at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali.