Tuesday, 21 November 2017

AP GO RT No 402 || Expedition to Mount Everest - 2018 –“Mission Everest – A.P. Youth on the Top of the World” – Orders – Issued

AP GO RT No 402 || Expedition to Mount Everest - 2018 –“Mission Everest – A.P. Youth on the Top of the World” – Orders – Issued

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

YAT&C (YS) Dept – Youth Services – Expedition to Mount Everest - 2018 –“Mission
Everest – A.P. Youth on the Top of the World” – Orders – Issued.– Reg.

YOUTH ADVANCEMENT TOURISM & CULTURE (Sports /YS) DEPARTMENT
G.O.RT.No. 402 Dated: 21-11-2017

Read the following:-
1) From the Special Commissioner of Youth Services, Lr. No.474-C/YS/2016, dt.19.09.2017
2) Issued Govt. Memo. No.2850/YS/2017, YAT&C (YS) Dept. Dt.05.10.2017
3) From the Special Commissioner of Youth Services, Lr. No.474-C/YS/2016, dt.17.10.2017
4) From the Special Commissioner of Youth Services, Lr. No.474-C/YS/2016, dt.07.11.2017

O R D E R:-

The Special Commissioner of Youth Services has requested for according permission to the Special Commissioner (YS) for sanction of Rs.3.00 Cr. For taking up expedition to Mt. Everest as per the decision taken in the Apex Committee Meeting on Mission Mount Everest – 2018 held on Dt.12.10.2017 and to entrust the expedition to Ms. Transcend Adventures.

2. Government vide G.O. Rt. No.1492 Finance (FMU – GAD.II) Dt.27.06.2017 issued CBRO. Further the Special Commissioner of Youth Services has stated that the department is having sufficient budget under this scheme. Hence, permission is sought by the Special Commissioner of Youth Services for undertaking Mount Everest expedition with revised guidelines as approved by Apex Committee on 12.10.2017 and to incur an expenditure of Rs.3.00 Crores for sending 5 youth (1 SC, 1 ST, 1 Women and 2 others).

3. Government after careful examination of the proposal here accord permission to the Special Commissioner of Youth Services to incur an amount of Rs.3.00 (Rupees three crores only) for sending 5 youth 1 SC, 1 ST, 1 Women and 2 others) from out of the scheme budget available with them for the year 2017-18 under the Heads: “2204- Sports and Youth Services – MH 001 – Direction & Administration – GH11 - State Development Plan – (06) Youth Welfare Schemes – 500/503 – Other expenditure”, “2204-Sports & Youth Services - GH 11- State Development Plan – MH 796- Tribal Area Sub Plan – GH – State Development Plan – SH (05) Youth Welfare Schemes – 500/503 – Other Expenditure”.

4. The Special Commissioner of Youth Services shall take necessary action in the matter and give wide publicity to the programme to enable satisfactory response from youth in this state to afford them an opportunity for selection and to under go relevant training to experience thrill of adventure.

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
L.V.SUBRAHMANYAM
SPECIAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT


(Annexure G.O. Rt. No.402, Date: 21/11/2017)
MISSION EVEREST
“AP YOUTH ON TOP OF THE WORLD”
(Annexure)

GUIDELINES FOR MT. EVEREST EXPEDITION 2018
INTRODUCTION:

Mt. Everest is located in the Mahalangur mountain range of Himalayas in Nepal and Tibet border. Its peak is 8,848metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. Most Nepali people refer this mountain as Sagarmatha, meaning "Forehead in the Sky. " Tibetans and Sherpa people refer it as “Qomolungma”, meaning "Goddess Mother of the World".

AIM OF THE EXPEDITION:
The main aim of this mission is to ignite the spirit of adventure and exploration in young minds and to empower them with skills. Also
  1. To instill a sense of confidence and achievement in the hearts of youth.
  2. To create idols that can boost the morale of all the youth of Andhra Pradesh.
  3. To encourage youth of the State of Andhra Pradesh especially women to pursue adventure as profession and convert into career in adventure sports or adventure tourism.
  4. To provide domain of professionals to Adventure Tourism/activities in the state.
  5. To pitch the State of Andhra Pradesh on to the global adventure map.
  6. To encourage and empower un-employed youth of the state in Adventure tourism / Adventure activities.
TEAM:
Mt. Everest climbing team will be consisting of five climbers selected from youth of State of the Andhra Pradesh. Out of Five youth one each reserved from SC, ST and Women and rest two will be open category. Preference will be given to woman, unemployed youth (who completed graduation) and orphan youth of the State of Andhra Pradesh.

ELIGIBILITY:
  1. The applicant should be native of Andhra Pradesh
    a. A resident of the state of Andhra Pradesh
    b. Domiciled in the State of Andhra Pradesh
    c. Born in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
    d. Studied in school / college / university in the State of Andhra Pradesh for four years continuously.
    e. A person either of whose parents was born or attended school / college / university in the State of Andhra Pradesh
  2. The applicant should be between the age group of 21 – 35 years while applying.
  3. Annual income of the family from all sources of all the family members shall be less than Rs.81,000/- if the family resides in rural area and Rs.1,03,000/- if the family resides in municipal area. The family includes husband and / or wife and their unmarried children. The house hold supply card (white ration card) may be considered as one of the evidence of income.
  4. Speaking skills in English and Hindi language will be an added advantage for easy learning, training and interaction with Sherpas during the expedition.
  5. The Applicant should have completed graduation.
Note: No limitations pertain to height.

Application procedure and Documents to be submitted:
  1. Application form duly filled in prescribed proforma.
  2. Medical Certificate shall be submitted in prescribed proforma duly signed by Government doctor (The aspiring youth shouldn’t have any history of nervous, breath, lungs or brain related illness).
  3. Photocopy of Aadhar card or Passport shall be submitted as address / residential proof.
  4. Date of Birth certificate or SSC marks memo shall be submitted as proof of age.
  5. Willingness of parents or guardian for participating in the expedition.
  6. Self attested copy of Basic Mountaineering Course
  7. Self attested copy of passing Graduation.
SELECTION CRITERIA:
The complete selection procedure has been divided into seven phases. They are:

Phase – 1
Preliminary selections will be at district level. Ten youth from each district
will be selected based on their Physical and medical fitness as follows:
• Body weight according to height (as per department of Health – BMI
Chart)
• Should quality in following physical endurance tests:
• For male:
• 100 metres race in 16 seconds
• 2.4 kms in 10 minutes
• Long jump:3.65 metres in 3 chances
• For Female:
• 100 metres race in 18 seconds
• 2.4. kms in 13 minutes
• Long Jump: 2.7 metres (9 feet) in 3 chances
• Committee: District Level Committee will be formed with the following
Officers/Members to complete selection procedure and select best 10 youth from each district.
• 1. District Collector
• 2. District Youth Welfare Officer
• 3. District Sports Development Officer
• 4. Representative from District Medical & Health Department
• 5. Expert from field

Phase – 2
• The selected youth (10 youth from 13 districts) will be tested in physical strength, mental fitness, reason for choosing mountaineering and their future plans after the expedition. Depending on the performance in course further team will be selected. The criteria for selection are:
• 1. Discipline
• 2. Interest in field of climbing
• 3. Mental toughness for climbing and related activities
• 4. Physical ability
• 5. Health conditions
• 6. Behavior of Youth and Team spirit and cooperation
• 7. Reason for pursuing mountaineering and his/her future plans
• Depending on above qualities best performed 40 youth will be
selected for further training.

Committee: Following State Level Committee will be formed to complete
selection procedure and physical directors of APSWREIS (who already have
experience in such programs) will be coordinating five days program.
1. Special Commissioner of Youth Services
2. Managing Director, SAAP or his representative
3. Sports Officer of APSWREIS
4. Representatives from organization / institutes selected for Expedition
Should be completed by 10th October

Phase – 3
The Selected 40 students will be sent for undergoing Basic Mountaineering Course in Ministry of Defense recognized mountaineering institution. The institution shortlists best performed twenty youth.
Completed by 5th November
 
Phase – 4
The selected 20 youth team will be sent for Advance Mountaineering Course in mountaineering institution recognized by Ministry of Defense. The institution shortlists best performed Nine youth.
Completed by 31st December

Phase – 5
For the selected team of 9 youth, physical fitness enhancement will be done along with mental conditioning at ground level. The team will be trained in advanced techniques of climbing and safety equipment. This would be for one month under supervision of expedition leader.

The team of Nine (9) will be taken to Himalayas for winter training to test their endurance and cold bearing capacity, as they have to bare extreme cold and extreme weather conditions while climbing Mt. Everest.

Indian Army officer, rank of Lt Col or above (who climbed Mt Everest earlier) will be taken along with the team to select the final five member team depending on their performance during this expedition. Expedition leader and doctor will also accompany the team.
Completed by 20th Jan 2018

Phase – 6
The final selected team of 5 youth will be trained in technical and various other skills required for climbing Mt. Everest like using artificial oxygen etc... by expedition leader for three months.
Completed by 30th March 2018
 
Phase – 7
Final team will be taken to climb Mt. Everest during April – June 2018

EXPEDITION LEADER:
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world and attempting to climb it still continues to be one of the most dangerous of human pursuits. To take up such challenge and bringing team back safely, experienced leader of the expedition is very important.

L.V.SUBRAHMANYAM
SPECIAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

Click Here to Get GUIDELINES FOR MT. EVEREST EXPEDITION 2018

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