Har Shikhar Tiranga (HST) Mission

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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister flagged off Mission Har Shikhar Tiranga, from NIMAS, Dirang.

About Har Shikhar Tiranga (HST) Mission:

  • It is a unique expedition to hoist the national flag on the highest point of every state of India for the first time.
  • It is a campaign under the aegis of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to take the tricolour to all the states of the country and hoist it on the summits to mark the 75th year of independence and to commemorate India's G20 presidentship.
  • It is the brainchild of Colonel Jamwal who is a veteran of more than 52 successful expeditions and is the only Indian to have summited Mount Everest three times and climbed the Seven Summits, touching the highest points of the seven continents.
  • The summit will begin from summiting Mt. Reo Purgyil in Himachal Pradesh and end at Mt Jongsong in Sikkim.
  • The lowest in terms of elevation will be Someshwar Fort in Bihar which is around 800 m.
  • Highest climbable mountain in India:
    • The highest peak under Indian control is Kanchenjunga (8,586 m) in Sikkim but is closed for climbs.
    • The next is Nanda Devi (7,816 m) but it’s a world heritage site and national biosphere reserve.
    • Thus the highest climbable mountain in India is Mt Kamet (7,756 m) in Uttarakhand.


Q1) Which is the highest peak in India?

The highest peak under Indian control is Kanchenjunga (8,586 m). It is the third highest mountain-peak in the world and located between the state of Sikkim in India and Taplejung District, in Nepal.

Source: Har Shikhar Tiranga: Unique expedition launched to hoist tricolour at highest points of all states