All Women Camel Safari 2015 has been flagged off on 24 February 2015 at Koteshwar, Bhuj in Gujarat. This women camel safari is jointly organised by Tata Steel Adventure Foundation and Border Security Force. The women camel safari 2015 flag-off was done at BSF Campus 30 Bn BSF location, Bhuj on February 24, 2015 by M.K Singhla, IPS, Spl DG (Western Command) in presence of Santosh Mehra, IPS, IG BSF, Gujarat Ftr and other Officers, SOs, ORs and their families.
All Women Camel Safari 2015 :
Flag off : 24 February 2015 from Koteshwar, Bhuj, Gujarat
Reach to Destination : 24 March 2015 at Wagah Border, Punjab
Before flag off, a colourful and spectacular camel parade and Tattoo show was organized. Thereafter, BSF Women camel riders and Tata foundation riders were introduced to the Chief Guest M K Singla.
With Bachendri Pal is Everester Premlata Agarwal, another role model for women adventurers, as well as their 12 team mates Dipantari Sardar, Sukhmati Mahto, Sushila Kumari, Rajshree Singhal, Sheetal Ekka, Shobha Rani Hansda, Rani Jamuda, Sumitra Kerai, Krishna Rana, Amla Rawat, Sandhya Bhadri and Navita Rana.
Bachendri Pal and Premlata had gone to a similar expedition from Bhuj to Wagah in 2007. But, for others, it is a first-time treat. Bachendri Pal was absent at the flag off ceremony and so that Premlata Agarwal is given the leadership for 26 women in All women camel safari 2015. Some 14 women officers from the BSF and some 12 women from the Tata Steel Adventure Group began their All Women Camel Safari from Bhuj in Gujarat state and plan to conclude at the Wagah Border in Punjab state on March 24 after passing through Rajasthan state.
Bachendri Pal is the first Indian woman who climbed the Mount Everest in 1984.
All Women Camel Safari 2015 Distance :
Gujarat : 700 Km
Rajasthan : 1190 Km
Punjab : 300 Km
In totality the all women camel safari 2015 expedition will cover approximately 2190 Kms across three frontiers of BSF: 700 Kms in Gujarat within 10 days, 1190 Kms in Rajasthan within 11 days and 300 Kms in Punjab within 4 days. The entire route is quite adventurous includes three different types of terrain.
India’s First Line of Defence, the Border Security Force (BSF), which has been protecting the India – Pakistan border and India – Bangladesh border since 1965 has come together with Tata Steel Adventure Foundation to organise an all Women Camel Safari along India’s international border with Pakistan.
The expedition aims to promote the spirit of adventure and enterprise among young women and men of India. From a national perspective, all women camel safari 2015 will promote national integration and patriotism. The women team will interact with the border population, youth clubs and school children at multiple locations. The teams would also be visiting various historical places along the way.
The participants undergone specially designed training programs organized by BSF’s Gujrat Frontier at Bhuj.
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