Lt Gen PP Malhotra, VSM, DGNCC flagged-in the NCC Boys Expedition to
Mt Saifee on 11 Jul 2018 at New Delhi. He congratulated the boy cadets and the
support staff for their splendid effort and demonstration of grit and courage to overcome the challenges of rugged terrain and hostile weather conditions in their bid to summit the peak.
The expedition was launched on 01 Jun 2018.
The expedition team left for Mt Saifee Peak on 04 Jun 2018 from Delhi lead by
Col Dhirendra Singh, Expedition Leader, Major Neeraj Singh Mann, Dy Leader
alongwith 15 PI Staff and 20 boy cadets. All the cadets were given mountaineering
training in NIM, Uttarkashi for 10 days.
3. The Expedition Leader Col Dhirendra Singh shared his experience and the
challenges faced by the expedition team during their difficult attempt. Mt Saifee is
situated in the beautiful Gangotri National Park and the Garhwal Himalayas. The peak is
knows as Mountaineers Paradise. The successful summit of the peak by 18 NCC
Cadets on 30 Jun 2018 gave them an exposure to the mountainous conditions and
hones their spirit of adventure.
4. During the interaction, DG urged the cadets to encourage their colleagues also to
experience the multitude of adventure and sports activities offered by NCC. He said the
expedition will help them imbibe the qualities of courage, comradeship, discipline,
leadership and a spirit of adventure amongst the NCC cadets.
5. Every year NCC conducts mountaineering expeditions for girls as well as boys to
strengthen their spirit of adventure and imbibe in them the qualities of leadership,
tenacity, discipline and courage