Bhupesh Baghel has said that mountaineering academy will soon be started in Chhattisgarh to promote adventure sports in the state. This academy will start in Bastar. Chief Minister Shri Baghel made this announcement during his meeting with Naina Singh Dhakad, a young mountaineer of Chhattisgarh at his residence office here today. Naina Singh told the Chief Minister that he had succeeded in scaling the world’s highest peak Mount Everest on June 1. The Chief Minister congratulated Naina Singh for this splendid achievement. He said that this achievement has increased the pride of Chhattisgarh. Shri Baghel wished Naina Singh for her bright future.
During meeting with Chief Minister Mr. Baghel, mountaineer Naina Singh Dhakad told that she hails from Takaraguda village, 17 km from Jagdalpur district headquarter, she is associated with mountaineering since 2010. It started through NSS. He told that before conquering the world’s highest peak Mount Everest on June 1, he also successfully climbed 8 thousand 516 meters high Mount Lohtse on 23 May. She is the second woman mountaineer in the country to scale both these peaks. She told that she is the second woman from the state to conquer Everest. Earlier in 1993, Savita Dhapwal of Bhilai reached Everest with Bachendri Pal.
On this occasion, Home Minister Shri Tamradhwaj Sahu, Agriculture Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey, Education Minister Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam, Public Health Engineering Minister Guru Rudra Kumar, Food Minister Shri Amarjit Bhagat, Urban Administration and Development Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahria, Bastar Additional Collector Shri Arvind Ekka, Sports Officer Shri Rajendra Dekate were present.
It is noteworthy that in the year 2018, Rahul Gupta, a resident of Ambikapur city of Surguja division of Tribal Zone, had achieved the distinction of being the first mountaineer of the state by conquering Mount Everest.