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A sweet reward for Arunima

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Arunima Sinha, the country’s first amputee to conquer Mt Everest, will soon be a police officer. She had last year qualified a written test and skill abilities exam of the Central Government and qualified for getting an appointment as a Head Constable in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

According to Home Ministry sources, CISF is now “considering” to promote and appoint her as an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI).

The out-of-turn promotion to the young girl is in view of her daunting feat beating all odds, the sources added.

Powered by sheer grit and determination, 25-year-old Arunima scaled the 8,848-metre high world’s tallest summit on May 21.

The appointment in CISF would come as redemption for Arunima as she was travelling in the general compartment of Padmawati Express in April 2011 to appear in an exam for recruitment in the same force when she was pushed out of the train by criminals.

Arunima, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, had to bear the brunt for resisting a chain-snatching attempt while travelling from Lucknow to Delhi.

She was hit by a passing train and seriously injured. She was hospitalised with serious leg and pelvic injuries and in a bid to save her life, doctors had to amputate her left leg below the knee. – PTI


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