Hooda announces Rs 1 lakh award for Capt Dharmjot

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Chandigarh, Nov 13 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced a cash prize of Rs one lakh to Capt Dharmjot Singh who scaled the world's hightest peak Mount Everest on May 15 this year.

The Chief Minister said the extra ordinary achievement of Capt Dharmjot Singh in the field of adventure sports brought laurels not only to Haryana but also to the nation. ''He is an inspiration to the youth of our country to imbibe qualities of courage, team spirit and nationalism.'' Capt Dharamjot Singh was born in a Jat Sikh family in the Panipat district of Haryana. He was entrusted with the rescue operation of a team member during expedition to Mount Mana (7273 mtrs) undertaken on September eight last year.

During the expedition, Capt Dharamjot Singh staked his personal life and successfully rescued Sepoy Rajinder Patil, a team member of the Mount Mana expedition.

He was the leader of the Summit group of the Indian Army expedition to Mount Everest and successfully led the expedition to the world's highest peak on May 15 this year, negotiating the most difficult ''North Face''.

Capt Dharamjot Singh led a team of five Jawans to the top of mount Everest (8848 mtrs), setting a new national record.

UNI

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