Exhibition to showcase unseen collections on George Everest’s life in Mussoorie
The Uttarakhand government will hold an exhibition in Mussoorie on July 4 on George Everest, who had scaled the world’s highest peak, to commemorate the British surveyor’s 227th birth anniversaryUpdated: Jul 02, 2017 20:04 IST
The Uttarakhand government will hold an exhibition in Mussoorie on July 4 on George Everest, who had scaled the world’s highest peak, to commemorate the British surveyor’s 227th birth anniversary.
In 1965, Mount Everest was named after India’s former surveyor general, who spent many years in touristy din of Mussoorie.
A large number of undiscovered collections and artifices pertaining to George Everest and others, who worked with him in scaling heights of Himalayan peaks and trigonometric survey of the country from south to north, will be showcased in the exhibition, tourism department officials said.
The day-long exhibition will come up at Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam premises, also known as Garhwal Terrace, which housed a mini laboratory and an observatory for George Everest, who lived here for nearly 13 years from 1930.
“Several unseen things of George Everest’s life and stay in Mussoorie will be put on display,” said tourism minister Satpal Maharaj said.
Maharaj announced that official residence of George Everest, which is lying in a dilapidated condition at Hathipaon, will be refurbished and transformed into a museum in coming days.
The tourism minister said apart from works of George Everest, exhibition will showcase scripts and works of Indian experts like mathematician Radhakant Sikdar, who actually measure the height of the Mount Everest and Nain Singh Rawat, who took the trigonometric survey works beyond Nepal up to Tibet.
Rawat was the first man to find the location and altitude of Lhasa. He also mapped the course of Tsangpo river and trade route between Nepal and Tibet.