Delhi section: Celebrating 50th Anniversary of the 1st successful Indian Everest Expedition

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary
of the first successful Indian Everest Expedition in 1965

invite you to a special screening of the original expedition movie titled


in the presence of Capt. M.S. Kohli (Leader), Col. Narendra (Bull) Kumar (Deputy Leader),
Major H.P.S. Ahluwalia (Everest Summiteer) and Mulk Raj (Member)

The 80-minute film, with scintillating music by Shankar Jaikishan, recording the successful Indian Everest Expedition of 1965 which put nine men atop Everest, then a world record for 17 years, was first released at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 15 May 1968, in the presence of Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi. The film, which has a highly popular Nepalese folk song as the theme music running throughout the film, was released in cinemas throughout India. The film was directed by N.S. Thapa, shot by Gurdial Singh, C.P. Vohra, and Major H.P.S. Ahluwalia, and was produced by the Films Division. The expedition took three Paillard Bolex 16mm cameras and one lightweight magazine camera. Tripods were used only upto Base Camp. For higher camps modified ice-axes were used. Finally, all the three Paillard Bolex cameras despite anti freeze treatment were frozen. But the lightweight magazine camera, given to Captain Kohli by the Intelligence Bureau, without anti freeze treatment worked upto the summit though only for a few seconds.

Venue: C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi
Date & Time: Wednesday, 8th April 2015, 6.30 pm to 8 pm.
Contact: Maninder Kohli, Honorary Local Secretary, The Himalayan Club, Delhi +91 9810009564

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