When Rock On!! 2 Actor Arjun Rampal Boldly Scaled The Siachen Glacier
While we all keep showing our love and respect to our soldiers by sharing numerous posts on Facebook and forwarding messages on WhatsApp, Rock On!! 2 actor — Arjun Rampal went one step ahead to show his gratitude.
The National Award winning actor along with his other celebrity buddies participated in a groundbreaking initiative — Salute Siachen, India’s first ever celebrity expedition to scale the unchartered Siachen Glacier, which is guarded by the Indian army.
The Siachen glacier is the longest glacier in the Karakoram and second-longest in the world's non-polar areas and it is actually a feat to trek this glacier that stands tall at 5,753 m (18,875 ft) and is sometimes referred to as the 'Third Pole'.
But Arjun, along with other celebrities like Arunoday Singh, Rannvijay Singha, Namrata Gujaran, Hasan Zaidi, Shlok Sharma, Sonnalli Seygall, Rudra Pratap Singh and Yuvraj Walmiki, took up the challenge and participated in this arduous journey, which proved to be a life-changing experience for the actor.
Talking about his adventure, Arjun Rampal said, “Salute Siachen has been a life-changing experience for me. The power of nature. The solitude a person feels. The sacrifices our soldiers make. The conditions they live under. This initiative by Eros Now has been so satisfying as we got to thank and embrace our brave soldiers who gave us a glimpse into their lives. At the same time, they allowed me to launch my campaign for my foundation to beat cancer."
Arjun and his squad of trekkers went against all odds and accomplished this brave feat in 20 days.
Who said celebrities only live a comfortable life? Bold moves like this often take them on some inspiring adventure, right?
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