Women's Thar desert expedition finds mention in Limca Book of

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Kolkata, Nov 27(UNI) 'Indian women's Thar desert expedition', a 2,000-km safari completed in one month by a 12-member team, has found a mention in the 2008 edition of Limca book of world recrods.

The first Indian women's desert safari, sponsored by Tata Steel, started from Bhuj on January 18 and reached Wagah border along the international border on February 18 this year with a 12-member team.

Ms Bachendri Pal, who is the first Indian woman to climb the Mt Everest, led the team.

The expedition was organised with the objective to add to the spirit of adventure and enterprise among women and also to mark the 100 years celebration of Tata Steel, a company release today said.

Describing the expedition as one of the most arduous, Ms.Pal said the team members journeyed 60 km a day riding camels which even amazed the BSF personnel. ''A mention in the Limca book of world records will surely promote the spirit of adventure among women,'' she said.

The team in this adventurous expedition had participation from across the country. The other members included Premlata Agarwal, Priyansha Agarwal, Anita Soren, Sushila Mardi and L Annapurna from Jharkhand, Vaumathi Srinivasan and Kokila Sudha from Karnataka, Sushma Bissa from Rajasthan, Chaula Jagirdar from Gujarat and Arpita Chatterjee from West Bengal.

UNI

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