Last month when Mamta Sodha, DSP, Law and Order, Haryana Police Headquarters, Panckula, met IAS Raja Sekhar Vundru, he discussed about the emergence of adventure activities in Haryana. The 38-year-old Sodha, who climbed Mount Everest in 2010, thought about promoting the adventure sports in Haryana and the police officer will be scaling the 1,467 M high Karoh Peak, the highest peak of Haryana near Morni Hills on November 1.
“We wanted to promote and educate the youth about Haryana’s highest peak in the lower Shivalik hills and Karoh Peak in Morni needs recognition and efforts from youth for trekking. November 1 is Haryana Day and it also happens to be my son Aryan’s first birthday. And we wanted to celebrate both the days by scaling a peak. And to do it in Haryana is special for us,” said Sodha, who originally belongs to Kaithal and was appointed as DSP with Haryana Police after scaling Mount Everest.
The last five years have seen more than 10 mountaineers climbing Mount Everest and with mountaineering gaining popularity in Haryana, Sodha has been encouraging youngsters to take up the sport. Last year, the Haryana government also decided to set up an adventure sports academy in near Morni and mountaineer believes that the academy will help the state’s youth.