Six young men set out for a journey across the Bay of Bengal from Kolkata to Port Blair (Andaman Islands) in a tiny boat without a canopy, un propelled & unescorted.
They started on 16th January,Â 2013 from Kolkata and touched the shore of PortÂ Blair on 3rdÂ February, 2013, tossing and bumping on theÂ strong mightyÂ waves and battered by the strong north wind. The boys have done it by their sheer guts, skill and wit.
This event was a Rowing andÂ Wind sailing ExpeditionÂ organized by Sea Explorers’ Institute to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of SwamiÂ Vivekananda.Â The message ofÂ the Expedition wasÂ â€˜ToÂ cross thousand obstacles and to advanceÂ andÂ proceedÂ forward.â€™ â€“ this was whatÂ Â Swamiji wanted to teach the youth.
The Expedition was sponsored by Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of India and supported by Indian Navy.
The participantsÂ :
1. Tapas Chowdhury
2. Ratnadip Bose
3. Aseem Mondal
4. Puspen Samanta
5. Rupak Dutta
6. A. K. Singh ( Indian Navy)