India’s first celebrity expedition to the Siachen Glacier

In April 1981, Indian Army made history by traversing the uncharted Siachen, also known as the Third Pole. It also happens to be the second longest glacier in the world. On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of this daring expedition, Eros Now, announced an initiative, Salute Saichen, India’s first-ever celebrity expedition to the Siachen Glacier. From film and TV actors to models and sportspersons, celebrities from different walks of life came together for the trek to the glacier. The twenty-day expedition started on 15th August 2016 from Leh and culminated at Kumar Post. Colonel Narinder “Bull” Kumar hoisted the Indian flag on Siachen Glacier in 1981 and became the first person to scale the uncharted Siachen.

 

The celebrities who participated in this groundbreaking initiative took to social media and were constantly updating their fans of their expedition. And from the look of it, they seemed to have enjoyed their time.

 

 

Arjun Rampal

The ‘Rock On’ star seemed pretty excited about the trek since the beginning. Arjun has some pretty amazing solo pictures from the journey.

 

Here’s this interesting video shared by the actor:

 

Missing the mountains, my friend Tashi, a peek into the life of a Trekker #salutesiachen #adventure #erosnow

A video posted by Arjun (@rampal72) on

 

 

Arunoday Singh

Arunoday Singh hails from a political family. He is a jack of many trades. He is an actor, a poet and a photographer. On his Instagram, he has mostly shared pictures of the beauty of the place.

 

 

Rannvijay Singha

Popular TV personality, Rannvijay hails from the family of armymen. Therefore, it came as no surprise that he was part of this expedition.

 

 

Yuvraj Walmiki

Hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki is part of the dream team that brought home the 2011 Champions Trophy.

 

 

Namratha Gujaran

Namratha is a popular model. She, along with Sonnalli, represented the womenfolk in this historic expedition.

 

 

Hasan Zaidi

Hasan is a popular name in the Hindi televisions industry. He was the only TV actor in the group. It was great to see how everyone got along during this journey.

 

 

Sonnalli Seygall

The ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ actress looks dainty but proved her mettle by taking on this arduous trek.

 

Sonnalli, as a proud Indian, posted this video with the Indian Army in Siachen. 

 

 

Here are some pictures of the beautiful scenery.

 

These celebrities show, on behalf of the entire nation, our gratitude for the courage and strength of our Indian Army. What do you guys think of this landmark expedition? Let us know.

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