IN A first-of-its kind initiative, the department of social welfare, women and child development in association with the Indian Mountaineering Foundation have sent 60 specially abled and 60 women on a mountaineering course to four peaks ranging from 5,500m-6,000m height in the Himalayas.
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Administrator Kaptan Singh Solanki flagged off the expedition at Haryana Raj Bhawan on Thursday and appreciated the efforts of the social welfare department for the empowerment of women and persons with disability.
The selection trials were held on May 7 and 8 at MCM DAV College in which 76 specially abled candidates and 135 women participated. The selection process consisted of physical tests like running and climbing the rock wall. Of total, 60 women and 60 specially abled participants were selected from the foundation.