It is time for India to be proud of its daughters. They are slogging day and night to reach the zenith and script history. One such daughter who recently proved her mettle in mountaineering is Bastar girl Naina Dhakar who scaled Bhagirathi – II, one of the major snowy peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. With this, she has become the only girl from Chhattisgarh to do this.
Details of the journey
Chhattisgarh youth commission member Sangram Singh Rana spoke to TOI about her journey. He mentioned that her mountaineering odyssey commenced in 2011 on being selected to be part of a team led by renowned mountaineer Bachendri Pal.
She climbed the 6512 m peak and hoisted the tricolour atop the Bhagirathi-II alongside the police flag that she was given by senior police officials from Chhattisgarh before her journey.
Scaling the peak wasn’t the only part of her bucket list. She also cleaned the garbage spewed there by other trekkers spreading the message of saving Himalayas.
“It took me over 16 days to complete the expedition. Thanks to support from state sports department secretary Sonmoni Borah and senior police officials of Bastar, I could accomplish this task.”, she said speaking to TOI.
Her family, too, backed her in pursuing her passion.
She is not someone who likes to rest on her laurels. Now, she is preparing herself for climbing Mt. Everest in 2018.
Namrata Jain, another Bastar girl achieved the unthinkable in June this year by getting into top 100 of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination. She now aims to transform this strife-torn area.
More power to you!
pic credits: Dainik Bhaskar