Dehradun, Mar 29 (PTI) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today flagged off the first ever police team on an expedition to the Mount Everest. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Latest Update After CSK vs RR, Match 37: Rajasthan Royals Beat Chennai Super Kings to Rise to 5th Spot; KL Rahul And Kagiso Rabada Lead Orange Cap, Purple Cap Battle Respectively

Wishing the 15-member mountaneering team led by Inspector General of Police Sanjay Gunjyal all success, the Chief Minister said they will definitely scale the summit if they move forward with patience, courage and single-minded focus on their goal. Also Read - FCC vs HCC Dream11 Team Prediction ECS T10 - Barcelona 2020: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Playing Tips And Probable XIs For Today's Fateh CC vs Hawks CC T10 Match at Montjuic Ground, Barcelona 12.30 PM IST Tuesday October 20

Rawat said the Himalayas have been a subject of curiosity for writers, environmentalists, geographers and mountaineers for ages. Also Read - Lanka Premier League 2020 Draft: Lasith Malinga, Shahid Afridi Give Nod For T20 Tournament, Two Indian Players Among Overseas Signings

The experiences of the team during the expedition will be of great help to future mountaineers, the chief minister said.

Speaking on the occasion, DGP Anil Raturi said Uttarakhand is the first state in the country whose police force is attempting to scale the Mount Everest.

Successful climbing of the peak will boost the morale of Uttarakhand Police and also motivate the force to deal effectively with difficult situations in inaccessible areas, Raturi said.

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