Dr Abdul Kalam to meet young mountaineers, honour them

Jul 25, 2013, 21:57 IST | A Correspondent

The former President to honour differently-abled Arunima Sinha and 15-year-old Raghav Joneja for having scaled Mount Everest.

Two years after losing her left leg in a fight with robbers, she became the first woman amputee to scale Mountain Everest. He at 15 has become the youngest Indian to scale the Everest peak. They are Arunima Sinha and Raghav Joneja, who will be among ten young mountaineers to be honoured by former President Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam in the city on Monday.

Arunima Sinha
Arunima Sinha  poses with the Indian flag on Mount Everest. Pic/AFP

Dr Kalam will be felicitating the mountaineers at a function to mark the Silver jubilee celebrations of SIES College of Commerce & Economics.

SIES College decided to honour the mountaineers because it was inaugurated by the former President Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma on May 29, 1989 at 11.30 a.m. – the same day, month and time 36 years ago when Sir Edmunt Hillary and Tensing Norgay climbed the Everest summit.

Dr. Abdul Kalam will be presenting the young achievers a Tanjore painting, Rs 1 lakh along with books on Mount Everest.

Along with Arunima and Raghav, the other eight awardees are school students from Lawrance School, Sanwar, Himachal Pradesh, who reached the peak in May this year.

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