Several bodies were found on Friday from amongst the missing trainees after a snow storm hit the mountaineers who went for the ascent of Draupadi Ka Danda-2 in Uttarkashi. These include the dead body of young mountaineer Nitish Dahiya of Matindu village of Sonipat. This morning the body of mountaineer Nitish Dahiya reached his village. After this the body was cremated.
Sonipat: The body of mountaineer Nitish Dahiya was cremated at the cremation ground of his village. Along with the villagers, thousands of people who came from nearby villages and other places, bid farewell to Nitish with moist eyes. During this, Nitish was heard shouting slogans of Amar Rahe. Let us inform that Nitish lost his life after being hit by an avalanche (Avalanche on Draupadi Danda) on Draupadi’s Danda peak.
Nitish Dahiya, a resident of Matindu village of Sonepat, went to Draupadi Ka Danda-2 on 23 September along with his fellow trainee climbers, trainers and nursing staff for the advanced course. Meanwhile, on October 4, at around eight o’clock in the morning, most of the members of this team were hit by an avalanche. Since then, the continuous inclement weather remained a hindrance to the rescue operation.
It was becoming difficult to find the missing members of the team. Meanwhile, when the family members of mountaineer Nitish Dahiya could not get any satisfactory answer from the Nehru Mountaineering Institute about Nitish, many members of the family left for Uttarakhand on October 5. The bodies of several climbers were recovered on 7 October. After which seven bodies were taken from Draupadi’s Danda base camp to Matli helipad by helicopter. From where these bodies were sent to Uttarkashi Government Hospital for identification and post-mortem. It was here that a dead body was identified by the relatives as Nitish.
On Sunday morning mountaineer Nitish Dahiya was brought to his village Matindu. People thronged to see his last. Every eye was moist. Raising slogans of Nitish Amar Rahe, relatives and villagers reached the crematorium with his body.
The people of the village said that Nitish has illuminated the name of the country and the state at a young age. They should be given martyr status by the government. Let us tell you that Nitish was the only son of his family. Nitish’s father Rajveer told that his son achieved the position at a young age which the elders could not do.
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