In the second annual general body meeting of Himachal Pradesh Everesters Association (HPEA) held in Manali it was decided to introduce adventure activities in schools across the state. HPEA also decided to seek help from government to promote adventure sports in the state.
Over 28 Everesters from different parts of the state participated in the meet and discussed issues regarding disaster management, protection of fragile mountain ecology and introduction of adventure sports in school curriculum. HPEA general secretary Rajeev Sharma said that four more youths – Khimi Ram, Ashwani Kumar, Rajat and Kami Dawa have been selected for an expedition to Mount Everest in 2013.
HPEA members also paid homage to veteran climber and twice Everest summiteers and also recipient of Shaurya Chakra, Subedar Amar Parkash, Ran Singh Lohia, senior ski, mountaineering and rescue instructor Kulbhushan Chauhan and mountaineering instructor Chobe Ram Thakur for their contribution of adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh.