Colonel Jamwal recently he has been to Mount Vinson in Antarctica apart from scaling the Mount Everest thrice.
Indian Army is known for providing one of the most rigorous and demanding training to its soldiers. And why not? After all, they have to endure in harsh environments ranging from deserts with 40℃+ temperatures to the Himalayas with sub-zero conditions.
Colonel Ranveer Jamwal is a testament to this exact fact. Earlier this year, he became the first Indian Army officer to achieve the record of scaling the highest mountains of all the seven continents. Naturally, he was welcomed with a rousing reception in his native town Jammu on Monday.
In fact, Colonel Jamwal, who hails from the Army’s Jat Regiment, has scaled Mount Everest on three occasions. Two of these were done in a year. His recent endeavour was to Mount Vinson in Antarctica which also proved to be his final frontier of completing the record of scaling the ‘Seven Summits’.
Col. Jamwal honoured
Speaking on the eve of his felicitation, Col. Jamwal expressed his desire to march towards the mission of “exploring the unexplored heights of the world”.
Scores of supporters and activists of two different Jammu-based organizations and like-minded outfits were present to welcome whom they call as the ‘son of the soil’, at the airport in the winter capital proudly chanting ‘You’ve done us proud’. He was then guided to the city in a procession.
Later in the day, a grand function was jointly organized by Shri Amar Kshatriya Rajput Sabha and Team Jammu in Jammu to felicitate Colonel amid deafening slogans of ‘Long live India’ along with ‘long live Colonel Ranveer Jamwal’.
Team Jammu chairman Mr Zorawar Singh Jamwal, while speaking on the eve of the occasion, criticized the State government for failing to organize an official function in the honour of Col. Jamwal on his arrival in hometown after scaling Mount Vinson.
“People like Col. Ranveer who’ve done the country & the State proud aren’t asking for any monetary gains. But they must receive love & respect from their people,” he said before adding that Col. Ranveer, as well as the ilk, are role models for the youth of Jammu along with the other parts of the country. He pointed out that the government “should form a policy to project such personalities to guide youth towards nation-building.”
K.R. Narayan Singh, BJP’s state vice president and the former president of Rajput Sabha, alleged that the consecutive governments have deliberately ignored “grand achievements” of the youth from the Jammu region.
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