Anshu Jamsenpa

Anshu Jamsenpa, the ace mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh who has set up a new record by climbing Mount Everest within five days last year, is all set to address the ‘First Ladies’ in Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi on January 20.

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‘First Ladies’ event has been organized to honour 100 women from various fields for their excellence, by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD).

Anshu has been invited jointly by Rasthrapati Bhavan and the MWCD to address the gathering of top 100 Indian women achievers who have brought laurels to the country in various fields.

During the function, Anshu Jamsenpa will also be conferred ‘Women Achiever’s Award’ by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind for her world record achievement in mountaineering.

President of India Ram Nath Kovind, the women Union Ministers, high officials, and dignitaries will grace the function.

“It’s indeed a great privilege for me to be selected as one of the key speakers to address the gathering of India’s superwomen who have excelled in their respective fields. It will be a memorable moment to address the wonderful ladies who are the supreme example of courage, determination and willpower, said Anshu Jamsenpa.

Union minister for women and child development Maneka Gandhi said in a statement, “We have been felicitating unusual and exceptional groups of women for the last two years and have honored several women achievers from across the country. This time, we thought it fitting to bring together women who have been the first to make a career in male-dominated professions on a common platform and laud their achievement.”

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A mother of two, the 38-year-old Anshu hailing from Bomdila, a remote town in Arunachal Pradesh created a mountaineering record by climbing and unfurling the national tri-colour atop Mt Everest within the span of five days – on May 16 and May 21 – in 2017.

Similarly, she achieved the feat on May 12 and again on May 21 in 2011, twice in a span of just 10 days. In the year 2013 she climbed the Mt Everest once.

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