PM hails Anshu, says the mountaineer made India proud

Itanagar: Prime minister Manmohan Sigh has hailed Anshu Jamsenpa for her effort of scaling the Mount Everest twice within a span of 10 days, saying that the mountaineer has made whole of India proud.

"You have made whole of India proud. I am amazed that being a mother of two you have made it to the top of the world twice in a span of 10 days," the PM said during his meeting with the mountaineer at his official residence in New Delhi yesterday.

The 35-year-old from Arunachal Pradesh achieved a rare feat by conquering the the world`s highest mountain peak twice within 10 days.

Anshu, a mother of two, first scaled the 8,848 metre peak on May 12 and repeated her feat 10 days later on May 21.

The president of Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association (AMASA), Tsering Wange who accompanied Anshu to PM`s residence, informed that Manmohan Singh also assured financial grant to the mountaineer to meet the expenditure incurred during the expedition.

Responding to a request made by Wange to consider Anshu for national award, the PM advised the association to submit details of her achievements along with her bio-data to PMO and Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for consideration.