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General Manager flags off mountaineering expedition to Mt. Everest – Two Railwaymen to attempt the feat which is the first of its kind on Indian Railways

General Manager flags off mountaineering expedition to Mt. Everest – Two Railwaymen to attempt the feat which is the first of its kind o­n Indian Railways

Shri Naresh Lalwani, General Manager, Central Railway, formally flagged off a mountaineering expedition to Mt. Everest. He presented Ice Axe with the flag of Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), crest of Central Railway Sports Association (CRSA) to Shri Hemant Jadhav and Shri Sandeep Mokashi, two railway men who are attempting the feat. The ice axe will be carried by these two when they summit the Mt. Everest.

Speaking o­n the occasion, Shri Lalwani said “Central Railway Adventure Sports Club members, Shri Hemant Jadhav, Chief Office Superintendent, working in Engineering Branch and Shri Sandeep Mokashi, Office Superintendent, Electrical branch are the first Indian Railwaymen to achieve the feat of scaling Mt.Nun peak situated at 7135 meters above sea level o­n 21.8.2022. Now, with the active patronisation of CRSA, they are embarking upon their expedition to Mt Everest. This expedition aims to spread the word of climate change and global warming. This expedition would be the first of its kind from Railways which is itself a record.” He also said Central Railway Sports Association has 450 active sports persons pursuing 40 types of games.

The Central Railway Adventure Sports Club under Central Railway Sports Association organizes campaigns at many forts in Maharashtra to educate the young minds about the value of trekking and forts. Additionally, they have carried out numerous rescue missions that have saved many lives, and the team engages in a variety of activities such as assisting in disaster zones, planning cycling campaigns, and educating people about the significance of cycling.

The Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) is the apex organization under the Ministry of Railways that functions with the complete mandate of sports promotion at the national and international podiums. It is the Central Organization for all sporting activities that span national and international Games and Championships. It has presence in all the Divisions and Workshops under the jurisdiction of Central Railway. CRSA has a battery of sports persons who have achieved national and international fame and belong to various sporting fields. They have been bestowed with Padma Shri, Arjun Award, Khel Ratna Award, and other awards like the Shiv Chhatrapati Award in their fields. 

Shri Vivek Kumar Gupta, Chief Administrative Officer Central Railway and President, CRSA, Shri Rajesh Arora,  Principal Chief Engineer, Shri Pratik Goswami, Senior Deputy General Manager , Shri Dhruvjyoti Sengupta, Financial Advisor and Chief Accounts Officer (Traffic), Central Railway and General Secretary, Shri Raju Bhadke, Secretary, Central Railway Adventure Sports Club and other members of CRSA, Senior Officers of Central Railway were also present during the event.

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Date: March 17, 2023

PR No.2023/03/41

This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai

(Dr. Swapnil D. Nila)
Chief Public Relations Officer

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