Maharashtra – Tribal students once again ready for climbing Mount Everest

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Mumbai, April 5:- 11 students from the government and granted tribal ashram schools from the state are once again ready to climb the highest mount Everest under the ‘Mission Shaurya’ campaign of tribal development department. The Mission Shaurya- 2019 greeting ceremony was organized today at Sahyadri guest house for greeting the participants of this campaign. Chief secretary UPS Madan, principal secretary of tribal development department Manisha Verma, coach Avinash Deuskar, Bimla Deuskar and other officers were present on the occasion.

Addressing on the occasion, Mr Madan said that the opportunity these students got is important for bringing the tribal students in the mainstream. Similarly, this opportunity will give them courage, patience and willpower for facing any untoward situation in their future life. He greeted the students for the expedition. Speaking on the occasion Manisha Verma said that Mission Shaurya campaign is not only limited for the tribal students to climb the Mount Everest, but they will get new energy to cope with any difficult situation in future life.

Latst year five students were selected under Mission Shaurya for climbing the Mount Everest. They attracted the attention of the entire world. The Gyan Bharti skill development centre of Wardha had given the student the basic training. A total of 203 students participated. Out of them, 132 students were selected for rappelling and rock climbing training to be imparted in Bhongir of Hyderabad. 41 students who excelled during this training, were selected for further advanced training to be given in Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling.

They were trained to store water, edibles and techniques of controlling the respiration. 30 out of them were selected for advanced Mountaineering course after the training of 20 days. They were imparted another training in Himalayan Centre for adventure in Sikkim. 18 out of them were further taken to Leh were they were taught to walk in the freeze lakes and survive at a temperature as low as minus 35 degree centigrade. During this training process, students were taught to keep mental situation, diet, nutritious values and other necessary requirements under their control. 11 students out of those who performed well during all these training were selected for ‘Mission Shaurya- 2019’ where they have to climb mount Everest. In the second part of this campaign, students Munna Dhikar, Shivcharan Bhilavekar, Sugriv Mande, Sushma More, Antubai Kotnake, Suraj Aade, Manohar Hilim, Chandrakala Gavit, Hemlata Gaikwad, Ketan Jadhav, Anil Kunde from Melghat, Palghar, Dhule, Pandharkawada and Nasik were selected said Mrs Verma.