Dehradun, Sep 28 (PTI) An unexplored Himalayan peak in Uttarakhand will be named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, state Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj said Friday. Also Read - In a First, 50 Divyang Students to Attend PM's 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' Programme

A team of mountaineers from Uttarkashi’s Nehru Institute of Mountaineering will embark on an expedition to find that peak very soon, he told reporters here. Also Read - PM Modi's Bhutan Visit: Will Meet Bhutan PM Tomorrow, Discuss Hydrel Project

“We plan to name an unknown peak in the Himalayas after former prime minister Vajpayee. A team of mountaineers will soon start on an expedition in search of it,” he said. The idea to christen a peak after Vajpayee was conceived in view of the former prime minister’s love of nature and the mountains, he said. Also Read - Atal Bihari Vajpayee Death Anniversary: PM Modi, BJP Ministers to Pay Tribute at 'Sadaiv Atal' Today

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