Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu congratulated Neikhrietuonuo Linyu for becoming the first Naga to scale Mount Everest earlier this month.
“Her achievement is an important landmark and her feat should inspire Naga youth, especially women, to strive for excellence and aim higher,” Rio told HT from state capital Kohima.
Other organisations have also hailed Linyu’s achievement as a breath of fresh air for a state recovering from decades of conflict.
But while Linyu made it to the top of the world, bad weather prevented Guwahati-based Prannoy Bordoloi from becoming the first Indian journalist to scale Mt Everest. Bordoloi, a trained mountaineer and rock climber, has been avid adventure sport campaigner.