Hope amidst despair in Kumaon

A tax consultant, an engineer, a management expert, an adventure instructor, a mountaineer; not the kind of team one would visualise to carry out rescue operations in devastated mountains. But this is precisely what these brave men, part of a 10-member group, accomplished; building bridges and moving people to safe destinations.

Leaving their homes in Pune, the Giripremi team led by Umesh Zirpe, mountain lovers all with experience of rescue courses, headed to Kumaon. “The area has been devastated and sadly no attention has been paid,” said Zirpe, who presented a grim picture of what he saw.

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