Muthamizh Selvi, first Tamil Nadu woman to scale Mt Everest
Udhayanidhi Stalin, the Tamil Nadu Minister for Sports Development and Youth Welfare, honored a remarkable climber, N Muthamizh Selvi, who achieved a significant feat by becoming the first woman from Tamil Nadu to climb Mount Everest.
Selvi, who hails from Johilpatti, Virudhunagar, successfully reached the top of the world on May 23 after completing an arduous journey that lasted 56 days. Upon her arrival at the Chennai airport, the 34-year-old climber was given a warm welcome by enthusiastic supporters.
Muthamizh Selvi, first Tamil Nadu woman to scale Mt Everest: Key Points
● During her climb, Muthamizh Selvi faced various challenges, including the loss of a few members of her camp and injuries sustained by others.
● However, these obstacles did not dampen her resolve, as she remained steadfast in her pursuit of the summit.
● The government confirmed that Selvi received financial support of Rs 15 lakh from the state government and Rs 10 lakh from non-governmental organizations to aid her journey.
Additionally, Rajasekhar Pachai, who climbed Mount Everest on May 19, just a few days before Muthamizh Selvi’s achievement, also met with Udhayanidhi Stalin at his office to receive appreciation. Pachai, a surfing expert who completed his BCA at Hindustan Arts and Science College, successfully climbed the peak to reach the summit.