OPERATION BLUE FREEDOM Land World Record
Expedition - Update 1
By MAJOR ARUN PRAKASH AMBATHY
15th August 2021, New Delhi
Hon’ble Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar flags-off World Record Expedition team of People with Disabilities to Siachen Glacier from New Delhi
On the occasion of Independence Day, the Honourable Cabinet Minister Dr. Virender Kumar flagged off the vehicle convoy carrying the Divyanjan Siachen Glacier expedition team from Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, 15 Janpath New Delhi , in the presence of Shri Vikas Trivedi (Director, DAIC) which is a premier autonomous research body mandated to research and provide policy feed to empower marginalised communities and to bring in Socio Economic transformation in the society.
“Like a wild horse, running wherever it wants to, yet towards the pastures for the soul”
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is supporting the world record expedition of people with disabilities to Siachen Glacier, which is executed by ‘Team CLAW’ which is a team of Indian Armed Forces Veterans working towards empowering people with disabilities.
The Expedition team shall drive from New Delhi to Leh via Manali and shall subsequently undergo three stages of acclimatisation, training and medical screening before inducting into the Siachen Base Camp for the final expedition.
The final leg of the expedition from Siachen Base Camp to Kumar Post shall commence on 01 Sept 2021.