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Scaling Mount Renock, a rare feat for this tribal girl

T. Sukipriya, a student of Tribal Welfare Residential School, participating in a rally in Bhadrachalam on Sunday.—Photo: by arrangement

T. Sukipriya, a student of Tribal Welfare Residential School, participating in a rally in Bhadrachalam on Sunday.—Photo: by arrangement  

Turram Sukipriya, a student of tribal welfare school, plans to climb Mount Everest soon

Turram Sukipriya, a class IX student of Bhadrachalam-based Tribal Welfare Residential School, received a rapturous welcome when she arrived in the temple town on Sunday after her successful expedition to Mount Renock of the Himalayan range, a few days ago.

Sukipriya, who hails from a poor tribal family of a tiny hamlet under Pedda Kamalapuram panchayat in Dummugudem mandal, reached the temple town amid grand welcome by her schoolmates, and teachers.

Sukipriya earned the rare distinction of scaling Mt. Renock at a height of 17,000 feet in Kanchenjunga along with 30 other students belonging to the residential educational institutions of the TSWREIS and the TTWREIS in the State.

An impressive rally was organised by the students in the temple town to mark the remarkable accomplishment of the tribal girl hailing from a remote village in Bhadrachalam Agency.

Later, Sukipriya was felicitated at a function held at the TW residential school in the temple town.

Bhadrachalam legislator S. Rajaiah and others heaped praises on Sukipriya for conquering Mt. Renock, one of the toughest peaks of the Himalayan range, as part of an adventurous expedition by a group of 31 students belonging to SC and ST communities. They also recalled the unique feat achieved by S Anand, a Dalit student of Kaliveru in Charla mandal of the district, by climbing Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, last year.

A visibly-elated Sukipriya attributed her achievement to the vigorous training in mountaineering, which she had undergone along with 30 other students in Darjeeling recently.

“I never even dreamt of watching snow-capped mountains of the Himalayan range, leave about scaling them,” she says with a sense of accomplishment.

I owe a lot to my parents, teachers, trainers and R.S. Praveen Kumar, secretary, TTWREIS, for encouraging me in every stage of the expedition to Mt. Renock,” she says, exuding confidence that she will scale Mt. Everest with the same zeal in the next few months.

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