Arunima Sinha, World's First Woman mountaineer with a prosthetic leg

काम करो ऐसा कि पहचान बन जाये; हर कदम चलो ऐसे कि निशान बन जाये; यह जिन्दगी तो सब काट लेते हैं; जिन्दगी ऐसे जियो कि मिसाल बन जाये …

    The former Volleyball player Arunima Sinha is the first female amputee in the World to scale the Mount Everest and Mount Vinson with an amputated leg. She climbed World's highest mountain, Mount Everest in 2013, at the age of 25 and the highest peak of Antarctica, Mount Vinson on 4 Januray, 2019, at the age of 30.
"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," twitted India's Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on her big achievement.

Arunima has lost her left leg in a train incidence while resisting robbery in the train. After this tragic incidence everyone started to look at her with pity, so she decided to do something to prove herself.

She set her mission, 'Mission Seven Summit', to climb the tallest peak in each of the seven continents, i.e. Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia and Antarctica. She has already successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Elbrus in Europe, Mount Kosciuszko in Australia and Mount Aconcagua in South America, Mount Everest in Asia, Mount Vinson in Antarctica.

The Horrific Train Journey
That was the night of April 11, 2011, when Arunima was travelling from Lucknow in the unreserved coach of the Padmavati Express. She was on her way to write an examination for Central Industrial Security Force. On her journey, few kilometers away from Bareilly, robbers entered the coach and tried to snatch her bag. In an attempt to resist them, they threw her out of the running train because a girl alone was overpowering those men. She fall on the railway track and before she could sense anything another rushing train ran over her leg.
She was all alone on the track. Number of trains ran over her leg during the whole night. In the morning, people saw her lying on the track, they then admitted her to the near by hospital. Due to lack of facilities in the hospital, she was then shifted to Delhi's AIIMS where doctors amputated her left leg to save her life.

Earlier Life and Awards
Anurima was born on July 20, 1988, in Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. She was a National level Volleyball player. She is married to Shooter Shree Gaurav Singh. After the horrifying train incidence, she went to meet Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest in 1984 and later took training under her.
Anurima received the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian Award, on March 30, 2015. She also received the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award. She has been honored with Doctorate Degree from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, United Kingdom on November 16, 2018.

1 comment:

  1. Thank u very much for this info didn't knew about anurima. Proud of her


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