Two Chandigarh-based young professionals have brought laurels to City Beautiful by establishing a Guinness World Record on the Island Peak (Imja Tse, Nepal) of Mount Everest. The world record was made by Chef Sanjay Thakur, an Etihad Airways professional from Chandigarh, and Chef Sunder Rajan Palaniappan of the Mahindra Group, on 30th May, 2018 at 11 am by opening ‘Triyagyoni’, the highest altitude pop-up restaurant for fine dining Indian cooking at such a remote and highest spot. Rajesh Kumar Yadav, a young photographer from Chandigarh, captured the historic moments in his camera.
Addressing a press conference Chef Sanjay Thakur, Vice President, Young Chefs Association of India, said, “On May 25th we along with a professional mountaineering team, proceeded towards the world’s highest Mount Everest. Our expedition was supported by the Indian Federation of Culinary Associations. In the supervision of the Guinness Book of World Records, we did fine dining Indian cooking at the highest altitude using natural fuel and resources.”
Rajesh Yadav, having done photography for some of the reputed media organizations in the city for the past 17 years and now a successful entrepreneur who runs his own photography venture ‘Colors Art’, said, “I am very excited to be a part of this Guinness Record Expedition. This act is dedicated to the Ladakh-based ‘Save The Himalaya Foundation’ and for the betterment of environment.”
Guinness Everest Expedition was also supported by the Mansha Educational and Charitable Trust. Manoj Chandel, President of the Mansha Trust said, “My heartiest wishes to Rajesh Yadav and the entire team for successfully establishing the Culinary World Record at the highest spot.”