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PM lauds Meghalaya man who discovered 1,700 caves, urges people to visit state

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SHILLONG, Aug 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday
showered praises on Meghalaya resident Brian D Kharpran
who, along with his team, has discovered over 1,700 caves in
the state.
Modi also urged people to visit Meghalaya’s caves, some of
which are among the longest and deepest in the country.
In his Mann ki Baat address, the PM said, “In 1964, he (Brian)
conducted his first exploration as a school-going boy. In 1990,
he along with his friend established an association, and through
this, he started to find out about the unknown caves of
“Kharpran, along with his team, discovered more than 1,700
caves in Meghalaya and put the state on the world cave map.
Some of the longest and deepest caves in India are in
Meghalaya,” he said.
Appreciating the efforts of the entire team of Kharpran, he
urged people across the country to make plans to visit the
caves of Meghalaya.
Kharpran, who is the founder secretary of the Meghalaya
Adventurers’ Association, has so far mapped 537.6 km of caves
in the state. (PTI)

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