Maharashtra-based, 28-year old mountaineer Priyanka Mohite was selected by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the prestigious ‘Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2020’ for outstanding contribution in the field of land adventure. She scaled the world’s highest peak Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse and Mt.Makalu. She is the 1st Indian woman to climb Mt Annapurna, the 10th highest mountain peak in the world.
Tenzing Norgay National Award 2020:
Priyanka is one among the 7-recipients of the ‘2020 Tenzing Norgay National Award’ & will receive the award from President Ram Nath Kovind in during the 2021 National Sports Award.
|Priyanka Mangesh Mohite||Land Adventure|
|Jay Prakash Kumar||Land Adventure|
|Col. Amit Bisht||Land Adventure|
|Srikaanth Viswanathan||Water Adventure|
|Lt. Col. Servesh Dhadwal||Air Adventure|
|Jai Kishan||Life Time Achievement|
About Tenzing Norgay National Award:
- Established in 1994 as ‘National Adventure Award’, later renamed as ‘Tenzing Norgay National Award’ in 2002.
- Tenzing Norgay is regarded as the 1st person to scale Mount Everest. It is the highest National Award in the field of adventure on land, sea and air, which is equivalent to the Arjuna Award.