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Spanish Peak Named After Ashish Chauhan, An Uttarakhand IAS Officer

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Juan Antonio, a Spanish mountaineer named a peak and its route after former District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan who is currently additional secretary of Uttarkashi.

Jaun visited India in 2018 for an expedition to Mount Satopanth in the Gangotri region of the Himalayas which is 7,075 meters above sea level. During his expedition, he fell ill and the  District Magistrate of Uttarkashi Ashish Chauhan helped him out. 

Chauhan recently shared a post regarding Antonio’s gesture that overwhelmed him. He also shared a screenshot of the message sent by Antonio “I and my friend David Resino have successfully scaled a virgin peak situated near Avila city of Spain. This 2,590-metre high peak is one of the toughest peaks of our country. We have decided to name the peak ‘Magistrate’s and its route ‘Via Ashish’, in your honour. Currently, we are preparing the details of our expedition and will soon submit it to the concerned agencies.” The message read.

ias ashish chauhan: उत्तराखंड के IAS अफसर डॉ ...
Credit: Navbharattimes

Chauhan responded to this saying “A great honour and I am touched by Antonio’s gesture.” He replied.

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“Atithi Devo Bhava (Guest is God) is at the root of our Indian culture and being a government official it is my duty to provide help to any needy person” he added.

Atinio wishes to visit India again to climb Mount Shivling in Uttarkashi. He said “I was greatly indebted by the help offered to me by Ashish  Chauhan when I was not well. By interacting with him, I came to know about the hospitality and generosity of Indians. We continued to be in touch,” 

Asish didn’t had an idea that his little act of kindness which he calls a “responsibility” could bring him a reward of such high strata. People like him are truly an inspiration to all of us who have preserved the meaning of “Atithi Devo Bhava” in its true sense. 

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