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Rahul Jarngal along with three other members of an ONGC team scaled the world’s highest peak.
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Jammu, May 29, 2017: Rahul Jarngal, an engineer belonging to Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, has scaled the Mount Everest.

Jarngal belongs to the border village of Gurabeldaran in Hira Nagar and is an engineer with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC).

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On May 27, he along with three other members of an ONGC team scaled the world’s highest peak (8,848 ft) under the guidance of Loveraj Singh of the Border Security Force.

Singh represents the Indian Mountaineering Federation.

The expedition was flagged off by Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on March 27.

The team had left Kathmandu for the summit on April 4, sources said.

(IANS)

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Jammu And Kashmir’s Ad Film Wins Gold At IAA Awards

Conceptualised by J. Walter Thompson, it was directed by filmmaker Amit Sharma

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A short film on Jammu and Kashmir tourism, launched by the state government, has won “gold” at an award ceremony organised by the India chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA) here.

The ad film titled “Warmest Place on Earth” launched by the state’s Tourism Department in September 2017 has been declared the winner in the ‘Travel and Tourism Category’ at IndiAA awards held here on Friday, according to an official statement.

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The ad film titled “Warmest Place on Earth” launched by the state’s Tourism Department in September 2017 Flickr

IndIAA Awards is the intellectual property of the IAA India chapter, and was instituted in 2015. The award recognises mainstream creative advertising campaigns.

The film highlights the hospitality of Jammu and Kashmir. The 5-minute film was the first such big campaign launched by the Kashmir government.

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Conceptualised by J. Walter Thompson, it was directed by filmmaker Amit Sharma

In 2014, the Union Ministry of Tourism had launched a campaign and won the ‘Blue Elephant’ at ‘Kyoorius Creative Awards’. (IANS)