Mt Everest climbers recall glorious journey

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jun 2018 11:09:01


Chandrapur Bureau


“We were shocked to see some bodies lying on the way to summit Mount Everest at Mushroom rock. However, we motivated ourself and reached the highest point on the earth--Mount Everest,” said the brave students who reached Chandrapur after climbing Mount Everest, on Sunday evening. They were interacting with the mediapersons during ‘Meet the Press’ organised by Press Club on Sunday evening.
It may be mentioned that 10 students were shortlisted for ‘Mission Shaurya’, an initiative of Collector Office, Chandrapur and Tribal Development Department under the guidance of Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance, Planning and Forests.

Mission Shaurya is an initiative to promote the hidden talent among tribal students and bring laurel to Chandrapur in mountaineering filed. Fully trained 10 ashram school students, including seven boys and three girl students were then sent to mountaineering school at Bhanegiri, Hyderabad for training. Then they underwent 25 days training at 18,000 feet height at Himalaya Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling. The selected students include seven boys and three girls. They are Akash Madavi, Subham Pendor, Caya ATram, Indu Kannake, Kavidas Katmode, Manisha Dhurve, Pramesh Aade, Akshay Atram, Umakant Madavi and Vikas Soyam. Kavidas Katmode from Jiwti Ashram School mentioned said, “When the department officials approached with the students, we had no clue about Mount Everest. After proper guidance given by experts, we got some knowledge about Mount Everest and agreed to participate in Mission Shaurya operation planned by the government. Now, we feel proud and happy that we complete summit climb of Mount Everest,” said Kavidas. The other students also shared their experiences about odd situations faced during the summit Mount Everest such as sudden changes in climate at Mount Everest. “Due to the proper guidance of experts, we complete summit Mount Everest. We are more happy that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned our names during 44th Mann Ki Baat recently,” mentioned the students. Earlier, Sanjay Tumram, President of Chandrapur Union of Working Journalist, Prashant Vighneshwar and other felicitated the brave lads who unfurled the Indian and Maharashtra flag at Mount Everest.