Haryana school children who climb any one of the ten highest peaks in the world will get a financial reward of Rs 5 lakh, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Thursday.
Haryana school students who will climb any one of the 10 highest peaks in the world will be given a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Thursday. He said a unique plan for mountaineering for schoolgirls in the state would be formulated.
“Under this, a student who climbs any of the 10 highest peaks will be given a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh,” Khattar said. An official statement said the chief minister had flagged off a mountaineering team of schoolgirls here. He said that as part of the 75th “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, a team of 75 students and teachers from various government schools in the state would take part in the mountaineering expedition in collaboration with the School Education Department and the National Adventure Club of Chandigarh. Mount Yunan, which is more than 6,000 meters high and falls in the Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh.
Known as Haryana Sports Hub. At the recent Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the state’s athletes brought the highest number of medals, he said. A scheme for mountaineers will also be set up like other sports, the chief minister said.
He said that real life is not limited to academic knowledge only because extra-curricular activities help students to create new ideas and enhance their overall knowledge.
Khattar said he appreciates the courage of children with special needs who are also part of the mountaineering expedition.
He said 25 such students along with teachers are also part of this mountaineering team. The Chief Minister said that mountaineering programs for students at school level were first started in 2016 in collaboration with Sainik School Kunjpura in Karnal.