The Nehru Institute of Mountaineering
(NIM) is rated as one of the best mountaineering institutes in India and also considered a prestigious mountaineering institute in Asia.
The proposal to have a mountaineering Institute at Uttarkashi
was mooted by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India
and the Government of Uttar Pradesh
in 1964. Uttarkashi was specially selected as the home of NIM, primarily because of its close proximity to the Gangotri
region in western Garhwal
, which undoubtedly has the best climbing and training potential in India and perhaps in the world. Perched beautifully on the turtle back hill across the east bank of river Bhagirathi
, the Institute overlooks the sacred town of Uttarkashi and the confluence of Indravati with the Bhagirathi. In a historic development in November 2001, with the newly formed State of Uttarakhand coming into existence, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
became the Vice President of the Institute.
The Institute was fortunate to receive patronage from the highest level since its inception from the Government of India, the government of Uttar Pradesh and now, the Government of Uttarakhand. The found fathers in Shri Y.B.Chauhan, then the Hon’ble Defence Minister of India and founder President NIM and Smt Sucheta Kriplani then the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and founder Vice Prisident NIM, gave their unstinted support to the Institute. Brigadier Gyan Singh the first Principal of NIM with his wide experience... Read More