Monday, May 24, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Young woman from Haryana scales Mt Everest

Young woman from Haryana scales Mt Everest

Chandigarh, May 22 (PTI) Coming from a poor Dalit family, it was an
arduous journey for 27-year-old Mamta Sodha who fulfilled her dream of
scaling the world's highest peak Mt Everest today.

"We are very proud of Mamta's feat. She comes from a poor Dalit
family. Her mother is a widow and Mamta, who teaches at a college in
Kurukshetra, has to support a family of three that also includes her
brother and a sister," Haryana's Financial Commissioner Dhanpat Singh

Singh said that Mamta, who hails from Haryana's Kaithal district, 111
kms from here, was a member of National Adventure Club and had on
earlier scaled other peaks.

"Finding sponsors for the expedition was an arduous task. She got Rs
three lakh from Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and
another Rs five lakh from Congress MP Navin Jindal.

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