Lucknow : The first Indian woman to conquer Mount Everest and Arjuna Award awardee Bachendri Pal on Saturday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Yogi’s office tweeted, “Recipient of Padma Shree, Padma Bhushan and Arjuna award awardee famous mountaineer Bachendri Pal and her team gave a courtesy call to CM Yogi Adityanath at his official residence.”
Earlier, Bachendri Pal and members of the ‘[email protected] plus Trans Himalayan Expedition’ delivered a motivational talk at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow.
The expedition covered 4,841 kilometers in 140 days across 35 high mountain passes, it was supported by Tata Sports Club.
Approximately 500 NCC cadets of Lucknow NCC Group Headquarters attended the event. Col Gaurav Karki and others gave the introductory speeches followed by talks by each of the 11 woman members of the team.
Bachendri Pal, who led the team, gave an inspiring talk highlighting her rise from a poor, rural area of Uttarakhand to become the first Indian woman (and fifth in the world) to climb Mount Everest in 1984. She is continuing her active, dynamic lifestyle even at the age of 68.
The cadets were highly motivated by hearing the legendary Mountaineer and interacted enthusiastically with the team.
At the end of the event, medallions were presented on behalf of UP NCC Directorate Lucknow to the team.