MP’s first Everest conqeurer girls call on CM Shri Kamal Nath
31st May 2019
Bhopal, May 31, 2019 (Muslim Saleem): Madhya Pradesh’s first Everest conqurer girl Megha Parmar along with Bhawna Dehriya called on CM Shri Kamal Nath at Mantralaya here today.
Megha Parmar is the first woman from Madhya Pradesh to climb Mount Everest. The 24-year-old Parmar who hails from Bhojnagar village in Sehore district had hoisted the Indian flag on the Himalayan mountain range Dev Tibba last year.
An experienced mountaineer, Parmar, 24, said that she felt motivated after reading about mountaineer Ratnesh Pandey in newspapers in 2015. “When I contacted MP sports department, I came to know that there is no female mountaineer from state to have scaled Mount Everest. I took it as a challenge.” She trained under mountaineers Ratnesh Pandey and Jalaj Saxena from Jhabua. She undertook training in Manali from March 3 to 19 where she learned rappelling and other techniques.
Bhawna Dehariya from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh from the state also scale Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, but not before a leaking oxygen cylinder regulator gave her a mighty scare. The 27-year-old, from Tamia in Chhindwara and pursuing her Masters in Physical Education from Bhopal, completed the feat on May 22. Speaking about the life-threatening incident that took place as she approached the summit, she told PTI, “The oxygen cylinder’s regulator started leaking. I had to keep a thumb on the leak for about 90 minutes to survive. After the leak was plugged by my help accompanying me, I resumed the trek, scaled the peak and unfurled the Tricolour.”