Arunima Sinha set a global record by scaling Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica and thereby becoming the first woman amputee to achieve the feat.
The mountaineer who earlier climbed Mount Everest in 2013, has also been awarded Padma Shri and Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award in 2015. A national level volleyball player, Sinha had a goal of scaling all the highest peaks in the seven continents, a dream fulfilled today.
This UP braveheart lost her leg in an unfortunate train accident where she was pushed out of moving train in 2011 by looters while fighting them off. The Padma Shri awardee in a tweet today made the announcement of the achievement and wrote, " The World record World's 1st woman amputee who climbed Mount Vinson (highest peak of Antarctica) has become to the name of our country India"
The wait is over— Dr. Arunima Sinha (@sinha_arunima) 3 January 2019
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World's 1st woman amputee who climbed Mount Vinson (highest peak of Antarctica) has become to the name of our country India
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Her achievement has earned her praises from all corners of the country with scores of people appreciating her hard work and willpower. PM Narendra Modi while congratulating Arunima praised her hard work and perseverance.
Excellent!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 4 January 2019
Congratulations to @sinha_arunima for scaling new heights of success.
She is the pride of India, who has distinguished herself through her hardwork and perseverance.
Wishing her the very best for her future endeavours. https://t.co/Fi8GTQ1QVn
Amit Shah too tweeted "Kudos to Arunima Sinha for keeping the Indian flag flying high and becoming world’s first woman amputee to scale Mount Vinson, Antarctica. We salute your dedication and commitment. The entire nation is proud of your accomplishment.
Kudos to @sinha_arunima for keeping the Indian flag flying high and becoming world’s first woman amputee to scale Mount Vinson, Antarctica.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 4 January 2019
We salute your dedication and commitment. Entire nation is proud of your accomplishment.
Dr. Arunima Sinha has emerged as an inspiration to the nation and made the country proud by achieving this difficult task by her determination and willpower.