|Real Personalities of Bikaner |
Shri Magan Bissa
So what if there is less obstruction for water pouring clouds for Rajasthan, but the sand of Bikaner has given birth to this Great Mountaineer who had made the Highest Mountain peak "The Everest" diminutive. Born on December 8, 1954 Shri Magan Bissa, son of Late Sh. Panna Lal Bissa, had done Masters in Commerce of Business Administration from Univ. of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has worked as Officer (Adventure Programmes) inTATA Steel, Jamshedpur. He did his Basic Mountaineering course from H.M.I. Darjeeling in 1978. And in the same year finished Advanced Mountaineering course from same place. In 1979 he attended the IMF Advanced Climbing Camp held at Goumukh. He did his basic Snow-Skiing and Water Skiing course at IIS&M Gulmarg in 1983. Learned Sky-Diving in 1982, from Indian Sky Diving Federation Agra.
He was appointed as Liaison Officer with Spanish, Japanese Expedition to Mt. Bathartoli, Meru Mt. Chaturangi in 1979-80. In 1981 he was one of the member Japanese Rescue cum Search team to Mt. Nandakhat to search seven missing person of Japan.
|From 1979 to 1986 he remained Camp Leader, Establishment Officer and Joint Director of National Himalayan Trekking Programme. He leaded the very First Expedition from Rajasthan, named as Desert to Snow, to Mt. Gangotri II and Mt. Rudragara in 1981. In 1982 he leaded the team for Pre-Everest Expedition to Mt. Gangotri I. He participated in Indian Everest Expedition to Mt Everest, opened route to South Co1, reached South CI thrice reached upto 28,000 ft to support summit team in1984. Leaded Mt. Deo Tibba Expedition from Rajasthan 1985. Appointed Dy. Leader of Indo-Australian Expedition to Mt. Rimo (Karakoram Range) and opened the tough technical route (max) in 1985. Participated in Indo-British Army Mt. Saser Kangri Expedition (Karakoram Range) in 1987 and climbed the mountain directly from advance base camp in single 8 Hours push with 6,000 Ft. lead. Leaded Tata's Mt. ShriKailash Expedition in 1988. Explored as Climbing Leader and Summiter Indo-Russian Mt. NandaDevi East Expedition 1991.|
Presently he is President of Rajasthan Adventure Foundation and Director of National Adventure Foundation (Rajasthan & Gujrat Chapter).
Chowkhunti Railway Crossing,
Awards honored to Shri Magan Bissa
- SENA Medal by the President of India 1986
- IMF Silver Medal 1985.
- Rajasthan Meritorious Award 1987.
- Rajasthan State JC's outstanding young person award 1991.
- IMF Gold Medal 1993.
- Youth Hostel Asso. Gold Medal 1995.
- Maharana Pratap Sports award Rajasthan Goverenment 1998.
- Bharat Gaurav award at National Adventure Festival- Chandigarh 2000.