Martyr Sub-Inspector Sange Sherpa of ITBP memorial unveiled at Darjeeling by 13 Bn ITBP Lingdum Gangtok, Sikkim.
A newly constructed memorial in the memory of Martyr Sub-Inspector Sange Sherpa, of Indo Tibetan Border Police was unveiled on December 15, 2022 near Municipal Corporation Office, Town House, Darjeeling.
Martyr Sange Sherpa, a resident of Village Phulwari (lower), Allowari Basti, Tehsil- T.N. Road, Darjeeling who laid down his life in an avalanche after returning from successful scaling of Panchachuli peak (Uttarakhand) on 20/09/2003.
The event of unveiling was organized by 13 Bn, ITBP, Lingdum, Sikkim in the presence of Pasang Phuti, wife, and Nim Doma Sherpa, daughter, of Martyr Sange Sherpa.
R.P.S. Raghuvanshi, Sector DIG, ITBP Gangtok, Chandan Singh Bhandari, Commandant 13 Bn ITBP, Ritesh Portel, Chairman,
Municipality, Darjeeling, other ITBP Officers & jawans, students and locals were also present on the occasion.
After unveiling, Sector DIG ITBP, Commandant 13 Bn ITBP and his family members paid soulful tributes to the martyr. While addressing the function, R.P.S. Raghuvanshi, DIG stated that Martyr Sange Sherpa is very outspoken, an embodiment of indomitable courage and a talented person.
He scaled the world’s highest peak Mount Everest thrice in the years 1992, 1995, and 1996, besides this he also scaled higher peaks like Nanda Devi, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga etc.
Martyr Sange Sherpa was also awarded the National Adventure Award for the year 1998 by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India for achieving excellence in the field of adventure activities.
Chandan Singh Bhandari, Commandant, 13. Bn ITBP also stated that construction of the memorial in his native place will prove to be a milestone in igniting feeling of patriotism in the hearts of students and local populace.
13 Bn ITBP Force-Press Note