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Land Adventure Award

  • 02 Dec 2022
  • 2 min read

Why In News?

On November 30, 2022, President Draupadi Murmu honored mountaineer Naina Singh Dhakad of Chhattisgarh with the 'Land Adventure Award' under the Tenzing Norgay National Award at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Key Points

  • It is notable that the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India had selected Bastar's mountaineer Naina Singh Dhakad for the Tenzing Norgay National Land Adventure Award. Naina Singh Dhakad has become the first woman from Chhattisgarh to receive this national award.
  • The Tenzing Norgay National Award is given in four categories - Land Adventure, Water Adventure, Air Adventure and Life Time Achievement. Under this award, a certificate is given along with Rs 15 lakh and a memento in each category.
  • The Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards are given annually to recognize the achievements of individuals in the field of adventure. The award encourages people to develop the spirit of endurance, risk taking, co-operative teamwork and quick reflexes.
  • Significantly, Naina Singh Dhakad hoisted the tricolor by climbing the world's highest peak Mount Everest and the fourth highest peak Mount Lhotse within 10 days. Naina Dhakad is the first woman mountaineer from India to achieve this feat.
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