Rewari girl climbs Mount Everest
Sunita Singh, a resident of the neighbouring Rewari district, has made her family as well as the entire region proud by climbing the highest Himalayan peak, the Mount Everest. Divya Sethi reports.india Updated: Aug 12, 2011 00:53 IST
Sunita Singh, a resident of the neighbouring Rewari district, has made her family as well as the entire region proud by climbing the highest Himalayan peak, the Mount Everest.
Asked about her inspiration, the 26-year-old said the expedition was part of her fight against child marriage as she wanted to spread awareness while trekking to the peak.
“My family got the first marriage proposal for me when I was in Class 8. But my mother took a stand and supported me and I managed to carve my dreams,” Sunita said.
She said that she was very much inspired by the television serial ‘Mission Everest’ and wanted to reach the peak. Though her family supported her and father took the loan of Rs 25 lakh, but she had to fight many odds.
“My father was not ready for it. He was worried about landslide and other mishaps. But my mother and my sister persuaded him,” she said, adding, “today when they are addressed as Sunita’s father or mother they feel proud.”
Sunita started her journey on March 29 and reached the highest peak on May 20. Sunita wants to continue his expedition for 14 other peaks of Himalayas. “So far, only one female managed to reach there. This is my dream, but now I am looking for sponsors as my father cannot take loan all the time,” she added.
First Published: Aug 12, 2011 00:52 IST