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Madhav Bhardwaj (b Feb 12, 1999), a class 12 student of The Doon School, Dehradun, together with his father Man Mohan Bhardwaj (b March 14, 1963), an ex-BSF officer from Ghaziabad, UP, completed a 305.17 km trek in the Thar Desert in nine days from March 26 to April 3, 2016. The arduous foot journey by the fatherson duo traversed the sand-duned areas of the Great Indian Desert from Bikaner district to Jaisalmer district along the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan under hot weather conditions of early summer. The event was coordinated by the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel.