Arunachal woman scales Mt Everest

Yangjom, who hails from Dirang, reached the summit on May 11, being the first Indian to do so this season. She is the ninth climber from the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) in West Kameng District’s Dirang village to reach the world’s highest peak.

Pema Khandu, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, congratulated her on Twitter “Congratulations to Ms. Tashi Yangjom of Dirang for successfully summiting Mt. Everest and being the first Indian female climber to do so this season. She has developed into a powerful mountaineer with a blitzkrieg pace as a result of her regular training at NIMAS Dirang. She became the ninth NIMAS climber to summit Everest.”

Brig. (Dr.) B.D Mishra (Retd.) of Arunachal Pradesh said that by conquering Mount Everest, she demonstrated that Arunachal Pradesh’s daughters are formidable, bold, daring, enterprising, and meritorious. He said that her accomplishment would serve as a motivation for other State youth to succeed in their chosen fields. The Governor also commended the NIMAS Dirang for Yangjom’s accomplishments as a NIMAS teacher.

He said that the institute accomplished its goal of identifying promising young people and assisting them in reaching the peak of mountaineering. According to reports, the Governor also said that Yangjom, as a youth figure, would now work to raise consciousness in the State about the COVID-19 pandemic. She must issue a clarion call to the State’s citizens to strictly adhere to the guidelines for COVID-19 security, which include wearing a facemask, constantly washing hands, and ensuring social distancing.

NIMAS Dirang congratulated her as well, writing, “Congratulations to Ms. Tashi Yangjom on being the first Indian climber to summit Mt. Everest on 11 May 2021. Our heartfelt appreciation to Honourable Chief Minister Shiri Pema Khandu Ji for her unwavering support for NIMAS and new, enthusiastic climbers. The country is ecstatic about Ms. Tashis’s latest accomplishment.”

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti


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