Assam Woman Selected To Scale Mount Everest, Appeals For Govt Aid

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Avid women mountaineer, Anjali Das with Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar. Photo: Time8

DULAN KALITA

Azara, March 19, 2019

A girl from Assam has been selected to scale the Mount Everest. Anjali Das, a young mountaineer, kabaddi player and marathon runner from Assam, is now preparing to scale the world’s highest peak.

But unfortunately, money is now posing as a barricade in her quest to live her dream of scaling the Everest.

Anjali Das

This brave woman hails from Dakkhin Kamrup of Assam. Anjali, right from her childhood, has always been inclined towards sports and biking.

She has been appreciated in different sports events all throughout her career. She secured the second position in the National Marathon and received the honour from Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar.

Anjali Das

Anjali climbed the Renok Peak (4,800m) and Kabru Dome (6,600m) in Sikkim in 2015 and Dungla Peak (5,602m) in Leh and Ladakh in 2017. Anjali, who lost her husband about three months ago, has been struggling to raise Rs 32 lakh which is a prerequisite for this expedition.

 

“I have urged Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to help me to accomplish my dream. Hiking is an expensive sport. I won’t be able to do it until and unless the government helps me,”  said Anjali.

She added, “I would be grateful if the government extends financial help. My well-wishers are with me but that is not enough.”

Anjali Das

Anjali undertook a basic course in mountaineering from Western Himalayas Mountaineering Institute in Manali and an advanced course from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling in 2015, passing out with grade A in the first and grade B in the second.