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Guv, CM laud Anshu for Everest feat

TAP | Updated: May 17, 2017

ITANAGAR, May 17: State Governor PB Acharya and First Lady Kavita Acharya on Wednesday congratulated ace mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa for conquering Mount Everest for the fourth time.

Calling Jamsenpa the “woman icon of the North East”, the first couple said her path-breaking achievements will always represent the bravery and energy of the youth of the region.

“This feat will be the harbinger of the spirit of adventure and excellence that epitomise the youth of the region,” the governor said.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu also congratulated Jamsenpa for her “stupendous feat”.

“You made us proud once again Anshu Jamsenpa by unfurling the Tricolour for the fourth time atop the world's highest peak! My heartiest congratulations to our proud daughter of Arunachal! I wish you all success in your future endeavour and may you keep making our nation proud,” Khandu said in a congratulatory message.

The 32-year-old Anshu, the mother of two teenage girls, had conquered Mt Everest twice in 10 days between May 12 and 21 in 2011. Her third successful climb was on May 18, 2013.

“I have been told that Jamsenpa is motivated and energised enough to try a double ascent if conditions remain favourable. I wish her success and may the Almighty bless her to accomplish her dream. It will be a proud moment for Arunachal Pradesh and India,” Khandu added.

He said that the people and government of Arunachal Pradesh are keenly following her each step and have extended solidarity with her on this mission.

Jamsenpa’s double ascent expedition was flagged off this year by the 14th Dalai Lama on April 2 from Guwahati. Success will make it five times atop Mt Everest for her.