Top women mountaineers to attend 4th IMF Kolkata Metro meet
Kolkata, Mar 15 : Some leading mountaineers of the country, including women climbers who unfurled the Indian flags atop Mt Everest, would attend the 4th 'IMF Kolkata Metro Function-2013' to be held at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute auditorium near here from tomorrow.
Indian Mountaineering Foundation(IMF) president Colonel (retd) HS Chohan will inaugurate the meet at 1400 hours, in which IMF secretary Amit Chowdhury, who led the first successful Indian Air Force expedition on the world's highest peak would deliver a lecture on adventure.
Leading women mountaineers like veteran Chandra Pravha Aitwal, Premlata Agarwal, who climbed all six summits in the continents including Mount Everest, Anshu Jamsenpa from Arunachal Pradesh, the only Indian lady who climbed Everest twice in a span of ten days and Dr Sudipta Sengupta, the first Indian women (along with Aditi Pant) to set foot on Antarctica.
The women will take part in the discussion on adventure for Indian women, explained IMF East Zone committee chairman Manik Banerjee.
Two veteran mountaineers Sonam Wangyal and Chandraprabha Aitwal will be honoured with the Life Time Achievement Award for their contribution in the field of adventure.
Sonam Wangyal, Everest hero in India currently lives in Leh, Ladakh, climbed Everest with first Indian expedition in 1965, and Chandraprabha Aitwal is a mountain climber and winner of the India's 2009 Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award - lifetime achievement, who has climbed peaks in the New Zealand, Japan and other parts of the world.