The 30-year-old women Arunima Sinha, become the world’s first woman to climb the highest peak of Antarctica in 2013. Arunima, a former national-level volleyball player turned mountaineer, took to Twitter and made the announcement of her incredible achievement.
PM Narendra Modi praised Arunima on her big achievement. “Excellent! Congratulations to @sinha_arunima for scaling new heights of success. She is the pride of India, who has distinguished herself through her hard work and perseverance. Wishing her the very best for her future endeavors,” PM Modi wrote.
Arunima, who is from Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh lost one of her legs in an awful episode when she was lost the moving Padmawati Express train for opposing a chain-grabbing endeavor by hoodlums in 2011. It was after this incident, when she was recovering, that Arunima decided to become a mountaineer and scale the highest peaks in the world.
In 2015 Arunima was conferred the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour in India. In the same year she also received the Tenzing Norgay National adventure award.