A unique conclave on literature on forts i.e. Durg Sahitya Sammelan 2015 was recently concluded at the base of fort Sinhgad. This year’s conclave was co-organised by GIRIPREMI and was scheduled during 20th Feb to 22nd Feb 2015 at the premises of Gappangan, located in beautiful Sinhagad valley.
During the festival GIRIPREMI displayed an exhibition of various mountaineering equipments used in rock climbing and Himalayan expeditions. Major attraction of the exhibitions was specialized clothing and equipment used in very high altitudes of above 8000 meters. The exhibition was inaugurated at the hands of Mr.Bondre- a Police officer and Mr. A.S. Kad- Vanapal in presence of about 200-250 school going children from nearby rural area. Hundreds of such children and other enthusiast visited the conclave and Giripremi exhibition stall and were very much excited and inspired after seeing the display.
Eminent personalities like Shivashahir Babasaheb Purandare, Shri. D.S.Kulkarni, Mrs Mukta Tilak- President Standing Committee of PMC, Mr.Suresh Haware of Haware Group, Mr.Jayabhau Surana, Pro,Vijay Deo and Mrs Vina Deo visited the stall and expressed their good wishes to Giripremi.
Visitors were also informed, by the members of Giripremi, about recently launched “Guarding Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering ” an unique joint enterprise of Guardian Corporation and Giripremi. As the institute is aiming for “ Adventure for All “ many of the visitors showed interest in this exceptional venture.
Mountaineering is an extreme sport. It's play grounds are far from the civilization. It demands high quality equipment for safety and survival. It's probably the sport which has longest time frame. Generally, an expedition continues for several days and sometime months. All these factors impose a burden off high costs on this sport.
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