11-Day River Rafting Expedition concludes

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
LEH, June 25: North West Frontier of ITBP completed its 11-days River Rafting Expedition which had begun on June 15, 2018 in River Indus & Zanskar, between Padum (Zankskar) to Saspol (Leh) of Jammu and Kashimir, covering a distance of around 145 kilometers.
This was the first time that ITBP conducted River Rafting in Zanskar River.
DIG (Ladakh), JP Yadav while congratulating the 16-member Expedition team who returned after the successful accomplishment of the River Rafting Expedition ‘Jagrook’ led by Rinku Thapa, Second-in-Command and Deputy Leader Bhagchand Thakur, Deputy Commandant.
He said that awareness spread at various places during the campaign will be very impactful and long lasting. He said that the campaign was conducted very professionally due to which it could achieve the mission it was set out for. He further added that all rivers of India are holy and efforts are being made to saving them from getting polluted. Earlier, Commandant (37 Bn), Tashi Namgyal presented welcome address and explained the idea and achievements of the Expedition.
He said that ITBP will surely take such initiative in future as well and would continue to spread the awareness about various schemes of Govt. of India through such adventure activities among the citizens of remote areas.
“Inspired form the Prime Minister’s ‘Namami Gange’ project, ITBP planned this Rafting expedition with the aim to spread awareness to keep river Indus & Zanskar clean and to contribute in cleanliness drive of the rivers. ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ and ‘Swachchh Bharat’ were also part of awareness programmes carried out by the Expedition team,” Namgyal said. While their transit stay en-route various places like Padum, Zangla, Neyrak, Tilit, Sumdo, Neymo and Saspol, the team members collected polythene bags and garbage form the River.
The Expedition was flagged in by Arvind Kumar, IG (NW, FTR) today.