Padma Shri Arunima is first amputee to scale Mount Vinson, Antarctica
Based on inputs by Shahid
Padma Shri Arunima Sinha is now first woman amputee to scale the highest peak in Antarctica, Mount Vinson. She had also created history by becoming the first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest in 2013.
Arunima Sinha tweetes
“The wait is over. We are glad to share with you the world record: The world’s first woman amputee who climbed Mount Vinson (highest peak of Antarctica). Thanks to all for their blessings and prayers,”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah also congratulated her. The PM called her the pride of India and praised her hard work and perseverance while BJP president saluted her dedication and commitment.
On third January Arunima had tweeted about her tough journey and swelling on her legs
Prime Minister Modi had handed over the Tricolour to Arunima Sinha, marking the beginning of her expedition to Mount Vinson, Antarctica.
In 2011, Arunima Sinha, a former national level volleyball player, had lost her left leg after being thrown off a moving train by some criminals while resisting a chain snatching attempt.
She was hit by a passing train and was seriously injured. She was hospitalised with serious leg and pelvic injuries and in a bid to save her life, doctors had to amputate her left leg below the knee.
CAPTION: Prime Minister Modi had handed over the Tricolour to Arunima Sinha, marking the beginning of her expedition to Mount Vinson, Antarctica.