Three days after Tine Mena of Roying, Arunachal Pradesh conquered, another daughter of Arunachal Pradesh, Anshu Jamsenpa conquered Mount Everest at 7AM on 12th May 2011.
Anshu, a mother of two children and married to Tsering Wange, a leading tour operator of the state had been undergoing rigorous mountaineering training for the past three years.
“This is one of the most memorable and satisfying moments in life and I am thankful to all my sponsors, well wishers, friends and family members who encouraged and stood by me solidly all along,” she said over Satellite Phone after descending to South Col (26700 ft) also known as the Death Zone.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has congratulated both Tine Mena and Anshu Jamsenpa, for successfully scaling the highest peak in the world.
“I am indeed very proud of the fact that as we try and find our way in these times of difficulty, our women have shown a way for the state to re-group and re-live our lives. All of these women stand today as sentinels of a dream that we have of making our state known and recognized across the world. It is a tribute to their determination that they have been able to put Arunachal in the world map today,” said Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin.
The Chief Minister, while extending his felicitations to all the people who have made this achievement possible, also stated that it will be the priority of his government that accomplishments in sports and games are given the utmost attention as this was a way through which the youth of the state get an opportunity to not just expose their talents, but also inspire other youth to walk on a path of positive action.
Source : Arunachal Times