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Indian teens felicitated in Nepal for climbing Mount Everest

PTI | Last Updated: Monday, June 2, 2014 - 00:47

Kathmandu: Two teenage Indian mountaineers, including a 13-year-old girl, were on Sunday felicitated in Nepal for successfully climbing Mount Everest from the Chinese side of the world`s highest peak.
S Anand Kumar (16) and Malavath Poorna, who hail from Andhra Pradesh, had made it to the world`s highest summit from China`s Tibetan side on May 27.

The Jagaran Media Centre (JMC) felicitated the two teenagers belonging to the Dalit communities.

With the ascent, the 13-year-old Poorna had succeeded in setting a new world record as youngest female to scale the world`s highest peak.

Poorna belongs to a family of tribal farm labourers.

The JMC, which works for Dalit rights in Nepal, feted the two young climbers at a programme in the Nepalese capital, the Himalayan Times reported.

Upon the success of the young climbers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had tweeted, "Was very happy to read this. Congrats to our youngsters. They make us truly proud".

First Published: Monday, June 2, 2014 - 00:47
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