First Mizo to conquer Mount Everest felicitated

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 18:49

Aizawl: Captain (Dr) Samuel Larintluanga, an
officer of the Army Medical Corps, the first Mizo to conquer
the Everest summit was today felicitated by Mizoram Sports and
Youth Services Minister Zodintluanga by handing over cash
award of Rs one lakh and a certificate of appreciation.

The 29-year-old captain, the first Indian doctor to
complete the training in Alpine Climbing Course, joined the
army in October 2006 as a medical officer and he, with other
armymen conquered the Everest on May 21 last year while he was
posted at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.

The team of Lalrintluanga made a record of the Indian
Expedition team to take the shortest time to reach the Everest
summit.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 18:49

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