It is a proud moment for Indians when Hisar's 16-year-old girl, Shivangi Pathak became the youngest Indian woman to climb Mount Everest.
Shivangi believes a woman can achieve anything they want if they have the desire. On Thursday, she reached the top of the Mount Everest. The teen climber by completing her over one-month trekking, which she began from the Nepal side on April 6, 2018, and now return to Kathmandu, Nepal.
While talking to the leading agency she said, "They (women) can achieve anything if they desire. If I can make it, if Arunima Sinha (first Indian amputee to climb Mt Everest) can summit the Mount Everest then they can do anything."
However, on Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated her for becoming the youngest Indian woman to scale Mount Everest from the Nepal side and wrote, "Stupendous accomplishment. Congratulations to Shivangi"
Pathak gives the entire credit to Arunima Sinha for climbing the 8,848-metre peak.
"When I was 15 years old, I had gone to a seminar with my mother and I watched a biopic on Arunima Sinha there. At that time, I was carefree and after watching the biopic I felt like, if she is able to make it then I also can do it," Pathak said.
"I just have passed my intermediate exams with 70 percent marks. Education is most important for now and there will be nothing, without education there will be no use of the counted expeditions which I make. So, I will continue my studies along with mountaineering," said Pathak.
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