After successfully completing an expedition to Mount Everest, a team of the Border Security Force (BSF) launched Swachata Abhiyan on Everest.

Setting a new record, all the 15-member team were successful in scaling the world’s highest peak.

A group of the expedition team reached the base camp with 350 kg of garbage and the second team is expected to reach the base camp with 300 kg litter by Wednesday or Thursday.

Speaking to The Statesman on phone from Everest base camp, BSF expedition team leader, Assistant Commandant Lovraj Singh Dharmshaktu, said, “We have collected littered oxygen cylinders, torn tents and other waste. This expedition was special and the entire expedition group scaled the summit.”

Dharmshaktu himself created a new record by conquering the mighty Mount Everest for a record seventh time. The first team of the BSF, consisting of seven members, reached on the top of the Everest on 20 May. The second team, with eight members, reached summit the next day.

Photo: Lovraj Singh Dharmshaktu and other members of the BSF expedition team with garbage collected from Everest at the base camp.