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Uttarakhand: Himalayan peak to be named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

PTI | Updated on: 28 Sep 2018, 09:30:28 PM
Uttarakhand: Himalayan peak to be named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Dehradun:

An unexplored Himalayan peak in Uttarakhand will be named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, state Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj said on Friday.

A team of mountaineers from Uttarkashi’s Nehru Institute of Mountaineering will embark on an expedition to find that peak very soon, he told reporters here.

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“We plan to name an unknown peak in the Himalayas after former prime minister Vajpayee. A team of mountaineers will soon start on an expedition in search of it,” he said.

The idea to christen a peak after Vajpayee was conceived in view of the former prime minister’s love of nature and the mountains, he said.

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First Published : 28 Sep 2018, 09:30:18 PM

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