An incentive of Rs 3 lakhs has been announced by Union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu announced for 14 students who scaled the Mt. Everest.
The Minister said that students’ venture was inspirational for others, as it was remarkable and historical achievement. These students were from Government-run residential schools.
The girl students are appreciated on their achievement in scaling the 29,029-feet Everest.
Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential Schools Secretary Velugoti Ramulu explained that the students were given thorough training at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. He said that it was for the first time in the world that 14 students en masse climbed the Everest. They scaled the Everest against the wind blowing at 280 km/hour and at the temperatures between minus 50 degrees to minus 60 degrees.