Arunima “Sonu” Sinha

Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari presented an “Amazing Indian Award” instituted by Times Now channel to Ms Arunima Sinha.

– a national level volleyball player who was pushed out of a running train by thieves in 2011 while resisting them
– Inspired by cricketer Yuvraj Singh
– excelled in the basic mountaineering course from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi.

While at AIIMS under treatment she contacted Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest in 2011 and signed up for training under her at the Uttarkashi (Uttrakhand) camp of the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) 2012.

-On 1 April 2013, Sinha and Susen Mahto (a TSAF instructor who had together climbed Mount Chhamser Kangri 6622 metres in 2012 under the guidance of Bachendri Pal) started their ascent of Mount Everest
-She took 52 days to reach the summit.

-Arnima Sinha is now dedicated towards social welfare and she wants to open a free sports academy for the poor and differently-abled persons.
-The academy would be named Pandit Chandra Shekhar Vikalang Khel Academy.



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