Bastar girl first from Chhattisgarh to scale Garhwal Himalayan Peak

Naina Dhakar (1)

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.

Also: Indian Women Mountaineers who Conquered Mt Everest

Other pursuits

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.

Future plans

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.

These girls prove that it is not one’s gender, economic or regional background that determines the success of the person but their zeal and steadfastness that makes all the difference.

More power to you!

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pic credits: Dainik Bhaskar

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