Govt forms committees for Tenzing Norgay National Adventure awards

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New Delhi, Jul 29 (UNI) The Government today constituted a Special Screening Committee and the National Selection Committee for the selection of candidates for the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards 2007 which will be presented by the President along with the Arjuna Awards.

The Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards have been instituted as the highest national recognition for outstanding achievement in the field of adventure activities on land, sea and air.

A provision has also been made for a Life Time achievement Award to persons who, besides individual excellence, have also devoted themselves to the cause of promotion of adventure The Award comprises a bronze statue, a scroll of honour, a blazer with a silken tie and a cash award of Rs three lakh.

The Special Screening Committee will consist of five members as the Joint Secretary (Youth Affairs) will be the Chairman of the committee while Representative of the President, IMF, Representative of the President Aero Club of India, Representative- Swimming Federation of India were the other members of the committee whereas Director/DS (YS IV) will act as a convener.

The proposed eight member National Selection Committee will be headed by Minister of State (IC) Youth Affairs and Sports while Secretary, Youth Affairs, Government of India along with Presidents of the Indian Mountaineering Federation, Aero Club of India and the Yachting Club of India.

Distinguished Mountaineer and Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award winner 2003 Shri Harish Kapadia, and noted skydiver and Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award winner 2006 Wing Commander MIK Reddy, will act as members.

Joint Secretary (Youth Affairs) will work as the Member Secretary of the committee.

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