Telangana teenagers scaled Mt. Everest

poorna_1The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today blessed two young mountaineers, who recently made India proud by scaling Mt. Everest. 

Ms. Poorna Malavath created a record of the youngest female ever in the world to reach the world’s highest peak, at the age of 13 years and 11 months, on May 25th, 2014. She is a student of the Social Welfare Residential School in Nizamabad, Telangana. Her parents work as agricultural labour. 

Another teenager, Anand Kumar, also reached the summit of Mt. Everest the same day. He studies in the Social Welfare School in Khammam, Telangana. His father works as a mechanic in a cycle shop. 

They were trained and mentored by Shekhar Babu, a Tenzing Norgay awardee, who has scaled many peaks including Mt. Everest. 

The Prime Minister congratulated the young achievers, and remarked that they had achieved a great feat at a tender age.  (PIB)

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