Haryana School students who would climb any one of the 10 highest mountain peaks in the world will now be rewarded a cash prize worth 5 lakh, said Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday.”Under this scheme, anyschool student who shows determination and is able to climbs any of the 10 highest mountain peaks will be immediately given a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh,” Manaohar Lal Khattar added.
In addition, he added that a unique scheme for mountaineering would be formulated for the schoolchildren of the state.Also, the chief minister flagged off a mountaineering team of schoolchildren later too, according to an official statement
Besides, he said that as part of the 75th ”Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, a team of total 75 students and teachers from various government schools of the state in collaboration with the School Education Department and National Adventure Club, Chandigarh, will undertake a mountaineering expedition to Mount Yunam, which has a height of over 6,000 metres and falls in the Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh.
It is well known fact that Haryana is famous as a sports hub and many players of the state have brought the maximum number of medals and laurels in the recently-held Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. In addition, a scheme will also be chalked out for mountaineers on the lines of other sport as per the state’s chief minster.
The chief minister added that in reality life must be versatile and not just confined to academic achievements only and that extracurricular and other sports activities tremendously help young students to be creative, be able to generate new ideas and also get a chance to enhance their overall knowledge.