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News for period 2001-2005
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45. 3 – 6 October 2002:4thNorth East Zone Sports Climbing Competition-2002. Col. Vijay Singh, Principal Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling came as the Observer of IMF at Imphal.

46. 2002: Ms. L. Keinatombi Devi participated in the International Sport Climbing Competition at Jakarta, Indonesia sponsored by Indian Mountaineering Foundation, New Delhi.

47. July 2002 : Mr. Puyamcha Mohon Summit the Mt. Ramjak Peak sponsored by Indian

Mountaineering Foundation, New Delhi

48. 2003: 2ndHimalayan Expedition to Mt. Bhagirathi –II organised by MMTA sponsored by

North East Council Shillong. Success but Mr. Yambem Laba was shocked by cerebral edema.

49. 01 – 03 September 2003:-5thNorth East Zone Sport Climbing Competition -2003. Mrs. Rita Marwah, Everester and the Vice-President, Indian Mountaineering Foundation came to Imphal as the IMF Observer.

50. 28 April – 10 May 2004: 51st Adventure Course: at Manipur Mountaineering Institute (MMI), Lamdan. In this said Course 15 Trainees including 2 girls participated. During this Course tree plantation programme also taken up at the MMI, Lamdan Training Centre.

51. July 2004: Mrs. G. Anita Participated Mt. Irland Expedition at Nepal which was organised

by the Tata Company in connection with the 100 years anniversary celebration of Ratan Tata.

52. 01 – 11 July 2004: 52ndAdventure Course: At Manipur Mountaineering Institute (MMI),


53. July 2004: The Manipur Geographic -2004 to the Dzuko Valley (highest wetlands of Manipur) and Mt. Iso (highest Peak of Manipur) lead by Dr.L. Surjit Singh, Hony. Secretary and the Geographer of MMTA. Minister Environment Forest Manipur, Shri N. Biren Singh, flagged off the said venture.

54. 17 – 18 September 2004: Manipur State Level Sport Climbing Competition (Selection test for NEZSCC) 2004.

55. 19 – 21 September 2004:6thNorth East Zone Sports Climbing Competition -2004. Mr. AmulyaSen, Member of IMF came to Imphal as the IMF Observer.

56. 2004: Ms. Ph. Shantirani Devi participated in the International Sports Climbing Competition at South Korea.

57. 2004 -November: Ms. Shantirani and Dashini stood four position in the Asian Sports

Climbing Competition at Uttarkashi NIM in the Lead and Speed category respectively.

58. 2004: Ms. G. Anita Devi the Vice –President of MMTA also conferred Padama Shree by the President of India for her outstanding in mountaineering.

59. 04-06 November 2004: 10th National Sport Climbing Competition at IMF, participated 24

Climbers from North East Zone.

60. 23 – 29 August 2004: 22ndArtificial Rock Climbing Course at Kangla Wall

61. 29 September -29 October 2004: Climbing Coaching Camp: At Kangla Wall Imphal, MMTA. Specially organised for the 10th National Climbing Championship at IMF

62. 20 – 30 December 2004: 23rdArtificial Rock Climbing Course at Kangla Wall, Imphal.

63. 01 – 07 January 2005: WINTER DZUKO TREKKING: Ms. N. Ayingbi Devi, (Leader) and Mr. Ng. Pobitro Singh -Deputy Leader. In this said Trekking Programme 31members Including 4 girls were participated.

64. January 2005: Shantirani & Dasini in the Bouldering Competition at Bombay Organized by

Girivihar and sponsored by IMF

65. 19 January – 02 February 2005: 53rdAdventure Course: at Manipur Mountaineering Institute (MMI), Lamdan. The said Course is jointly organised with 5/8 Gorkha Riffles and sponsored by 57 Mtn. Division and Mr. GG Diwedi, GOC 57 Mtn. Division, inaugurated the camp. And closing function was grace as the Chief Guest by the Chief Engineer NHPC, Mr. Lalmani Singh. In this said Course 72 trainees including 11 girls were participated.

66. July 2005: Loiyarakpa & Koubru Range Trekking Expedition: Expedition was led by Mr. Puyamcha Mohon, which was compiled by 27 members. The said trekking Expedition is very adventurous and needful for the environment activist. We hope, Environment & Ecology Wing Govt. of Manipur will surely give us such type chances in near future. Finally, we thanks to the Senior Scientific Officer Environment & Ecology Wing and his staff for the sponsored of this venture.

67. 05 -12 August 2005: 25th Rock Climbing Course: 20 persons participated in this course

including 5 girls for 7 – day.

68. 20 September – 01 October 2005: NE Special Climbing Coaching Camp: Assam, Arunachal, Mizoram, and Meghalaya & Manipur campers participated in this special coaching camp.

69. 04 October 2005: Ms. Nongthombam Ayingbi summit the virgin peak Mt. Papshura, 6451

meter, Himachal Pradesh flagged off by NN Vohra President IMF 16th September, 2005

70. September 2005: 26thRock Climbing Course: 25 persons were participated in this course

including 7 girls for 7 days.

71. 03 – 06 October 2005:7thNorth East Zone Sports Climbing Competition -2005:-Co-sponsored by the IGAR South. Dr. SS Sidhu the Governor of Manipur, Capt. MS Kohli (Retd. IN) Chairman Himalayan Environment Trust, Shri GovindasKonthoujam Minister YAS, Manipur, Maj. Gen. Diwedi GOC 57 Mtn Division and Maj Gen Gotra IGAR (South) had consented the closing function as the Chief Guest, President and Guest of Honors. Mr. AmulyaSen, Member of IMF came to Imphal as the IMF Observer.

72. 06 – 12 October 2005: 1stNorth East Adventure Sports & Ecotourism Meet-2005 (7 days): The Governor of Manipur, Hon’ble Minister YAS and Tourism and Capt. M.S. Kohli (Retd. IN) opened the 1st North East Adventure Sports & Eco-tourism Meet-2005 organised by MMTA.

73. November 2005: Special Rock Climbing Camp was conducted at the Kangla Rock Wall

Especially for Ukhrul District Manipur and sponsored by the YAS Manipur.


News for period 1991-2000
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28. 16 August 1991: Rescue for Plane Crash (Indian Air Line Boeing 737) at ThangjingHilltop with Shri T.N. Haokip Tourism Minister

29. 1992: Manipur Mountaineering Institute (MMI Complex Lamdan) the training center of

Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association were declared ‘Deemed State Institute Adventure ‘by the Govt. of Manipur.

30. 1993: G.Anita participated of Indo-Nepalese Woman Everest Expedition –1993 Lead by Ms. Bachendri Pal Sponsored by: JRD Tata Steel Company

31. 1993: MMTA lead the Peach March from Imphal to Moreh the Indo-Myanmar Border

32. December 1993: 150 nos. of MMTA volunteers represent the Indian Red Cross Society during the ethnic clash of Naga Kuki under the supervision of His Excellency the Governor of Manipur Lt.Gen. V.K. Nayar.

33. 27 June to 26 July 1994: More than 80,000 tree sapling at Singda Catchments area & Lamdan by the MMTA volunteers sponsored by the IFCD Govt. of Manipur.

34. 1994: Ms. G. Anita awarded ‘National Adventure Award’(in the Field of Adventure & Mountaineering)

35. 1997: Ms. L. Keinatombi Devi participated in the International Sports Climbing Competition and Dr.L. Surjit was the Indian Team Manager at Hong-Kong

36. 1997: Ms. G. Anita participated in the 1st International Woman Mountaineering Meet,

Organised by the British Mountaineering Council at North Wales –England

37. 1997:-Everest Base Camp Trekking to Mt. Kalapathar at Nepal Himalaya 40 members and

summit the Trekking Peak Mt. Kalapathar which lead by Mr. OinamChaoba sponsored by the North East Council Shillong (NEC)

38. 1997: Yambem Laba Hony. Secy. MMTA participated Tasmania Rainforest Expedition

Organised by the British Mountaineering Council

39. July -August 1997:-Ms. G. Anita, Mr. Puyamcha Mohon, Ms. Indira were participated KR2

Indo- British Expedition organised by British Schools of Explorer Society.

40. 1999:Two women Ms. G. Anita & Ms. Th. Indira participated in the Vijay Rally -from Delhi

toKargil Motorcycle Rally Lead by 1st Woman Everester of India Ms. Bachendri Pal.

Sponsored by: Tata Company

41. 29 – 10 -1999:-Governor of Manipur Shri O.N. Shrivastava and the Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur, Dr.L. Chandramani Singh inaugurated the Kangla Rock & Sports Climbing Wall at MMTA Campus Minuthong and also opened the 1st North East Zone Sport Climbing Competition on 29th October 1999. The said Wall is the first of its kind in the North Eastern Region of India. In this said Competition, Mr. S.P. Chamoli member of IMF, came to Manipur as the Observer of Indian Mountaineering Foundation, New Delhi. The Kangla Wall was constructed through Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India and State Govt.

42. 2000:-President & Vice-President participated in the youth Millennium Meet at Delhi

43. 20 -22 October 2000:2ndNorth East Zone Sports Climbing Competition-Imphal. Ms.

Santosh Yadav, the first Indian Lady who on the top of Mt. Everest twice came to Imphal as the IMF observer.

News for period 1980-1990
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1.      21-9-1980: Established, Registered as State Level organization, Registration No. 3233 of 1st November 1980. Under the Societies Act: XXI of 1860 (First Adventure organization in Manipur)

2.      November 1980: First Trekking Expedition to Shiroi Peak in Ukhrul District. Chief Minister R.K. Dorendro and Sports Minister M. Kumar flagged off 350 members on 18th November.

3.      19 – 28, November 1981: Tengnoupal Expedition comprising 280 members and flagged off by the Shri RishangKeishing Chief Minister, Manipur. Duration of Venture was from 19th November to 28th November 1981. The Expedition members performed community tasks and had a lot of social interaction with the people of the area they had passed through.

4.      November 1982 – Shiroi Day Celebration.

5.      December 1983: Combined Tiddim Expedition of boys and girls along the Tiddim road to explore the Hornbill (Langmeidong) along the KailamKasom Range. Flagged off by Shri RadhabinodKoijam, Medical Minister and Dr. L. Chandramani Singh, IFCD Minister of Manipur

6.      01 November 1984: The first Adventure Course was conducted by the Manipur Mountaineering Institute the training wing of MMTA which inaugurated by Lt.Col. N.P.K. Nambiar, Chief Engineer of the NHPC Loktak Project. Shri Nima Tashi, Deputy Director (Field Training) of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling conducted the said Course as the Course Director. 200 trainees participated in this course.

7.      02 February 1985: The International Year of Youth. MMTA decided to launch a venture to commemorate the year in the style never attempted by any other before in Manipur and rarely in the rest of the country. 50 youths set out to trek 1600 Km in the grueling terrain of the hills and valley systems of Manipur. Chief Minister RishangKeishing and Dr. L. Chandramani Singh, Minister (IFCD) Manipur handed over the Flag of Manipur Expedition to its leader Atom Ranjit at B.T Park. The team set out to circumnavigate the oval shaped Manipur first along its hilly regions along the National and International borders and then the foothills of the Imphal Valley. Finally after 71 days of the historic march the members came back to do their alma mater MMTA. Manipur and the rest of the country proud.

8.      22 September 1985: MMTA began its programme of organizing its activities at the district level with the launching of the Thoubal District Expedition ’85. The 5-day expedition had 50 youths drawn from all parts of Thoubal District. The Thoubal District Branch of MMTA was also formally established.

9.      27 September 1985: The second district level activity was the Bishnupur District Expedition ’85 which was flagged off on this day. 50 youths drawn from all parts of Bishnupur District. The Bishnupur District Branch of MMTA was also formally established.

10.  01 December 1985: MMTA and MMI flags were hoisted at the area donated to MMTA to set up our training unit by the people of Lamdan Village. Dr. L Chandramani Minister (IFCD) inaugurated the second adventure course with Mr.Nima Tashi as the Course Director. Adventure –cum- Social Service Camp was held. 100 trainees participated.

11.  27 December 1985: A red letter day in the history of Manipur and the Northeast region. Sir Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (Tiger of the Snow), the first person who along with the Sir Edmund Hillary reached the top of Mt. Everest, laid the foundation Stone of the Manipur Mountaineering Institute Complex at Lamdan. Shri Nawang Gombu (first man on the top of Mt. Everest twice) Col. Amit Roy (Principal HMI) accompanied him Dr. Virendra Kumar (noted environmentalist) and many other distinguished citizens of the state. The North Eastern Mountaineering and Tourism meet was simultaneously held. The Graduation Ceremony of the 2nd Adventure Course was also held with Sir Tenzing Norgay pining the badges.

12.  18 January 1986: MMTA organised a 45 KM Jogathon from Imphal to the MMI Complex at Lamdan.

13.  20 March 1986: Koubru Kounu Expedition was flagged off by MMTA President Rajkumar

Ranendrajit and received after five days of opening a new trekking route from Koubru Kounu by Shri O. Joy (MLA)

14.  14 March 1987: Shri RishangKeishing, Hon’ble Chief Minister Manipur, Shri Radhabinod

Koijam (Minister PWD & LAW), Shri Gaikhangam, Minister T&D, Mr. A. Pradeep S.P. CID,

Mr. S. Amrik Singh Pahwa, Mr. N. Shyamananda Singh, C.O. 2nd MR, Shri L. Jugeshwor

Singh, DIG Range Manipur visited to MMI Complex and thanks to the Lamdan villagers.

15.  20 August 1987: Mr. OinamChaoba& Mr. Ksh. Budha participated in the Bara Sigri Glacier Expedition organised by the Climbers and Explorers Club, New Delhi and both of them summit the Mt. KuluPumori (21500 ft. above mean sea level) Sponsored by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation.

16.  25 April 1987: Shri Ibotombi Minister Revenue flagged off The Thoubal River Expedition,

organised by the Thoubal District Branch of MMTA.

17.  1 November 1987: The Manipur River Valley Expedition ’87 began. The Dept. of Environment Govt. of India as a part of the National Environment month sponsored it. Start from Bolen Lake, 7000 feet above MSL, northwestern part of Kangpokpi. Here the Imphal river tickles down to the plain to join by the other rivers of Manipur river System. We followed it all the way to the Indo-Burma where it enters Burmese Territory to join the Chindwin river and fall into the Bay of Bengal as a part of the Irrawady. We made a complete survey of the state of the environment along the river valley and submitted the report to the center for science and environment New Delhi.

18.  1987: Mr. L. Surjit participated in the 1st National Rock Climbing Meet at Haryana Dhauj organised by the Climbers Explorers Club New Delhi and Sponsored by the Indian

Mountaineering Foundation.

19.  11 June 1988: Two members participated Everest Based Camp Trekking Expedition organised by the Climbers Explorers Club, New Delhi.

20.  03 August 1988: Mr. Ksh. Budha participate the National Himalayan Cycle Rally (2400 km

Organised by the Delhi Mountaineering Institute.

21.  20 October 1988: The Manipur Chief Minister R.K. Joy Chandra Flagged off the Mt. Koktang Expedition the first Mountaineering Expedition in the Western Sikkim Himalayas launched by MMTA.

22.  11 November 1988: 8-member including a lady hoisted the Indian Tricolors and the MMTA Flag on the top of Mt. Koktang south summit.

23.  16 November 1988: MMTA along with the Center for Science and environment, New Delhi organised a 3 days’ workshop on Wasteland Management at the Conference Hallof the state Guest House, Imphal

24.  24 December 1988: Manipur Chief Minister Shri R.K Joy Chandra received the summiteers of Mt. Koktang. Col. Amit Roy, (Principal HMI) Shri Nawang Gombu (Director Field Trg. HMI) and Shri Nima Tashi (DDFT HMI) who ‘had played a key role in the development of MMI and was also the expedition organizers of this expedition presence in this reception ceremony.

25.  1989: Adventure Course specially conducted for SAI players under the guidance of Brigadier Bhatia Director NE Region SAI.

26.  8 December 1989: Adventure Programme start specially for YOUNG INTAC from all over

the States of India

27.  15 December 1989: Shri Chintamani Panigrahi, Governor of Manipur Closed the Graduation Ceremony for the YOUNG INTAC Adventure Camp at MMI




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