Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off the second Biju Patnaik Himalayan Expedition at his residence Naveen Niwas here.
The expedition is being organized by the Sports and Youth Affairs department in association with Tata Steel Adventure Foundation.
The mountaineering team comprising of 12 men and 3 women would climb Mt Rudugaira locate at an height of 19,100 ft above the seal level in Uttarakhand during their mission.
Naveen handed over flags and wished them best of luck for their expedition.
Padmashree Bachendri Pal, first Indian lady to conquer Mt Everest will lead the 15-member mountaineering contingent.