It will be a moment of immense pride for Arunachal Pradesh when the ace mountaineer from the State, Anshu Jamsenpa, will address the prestigious ‘First Ladies’ event at Rashtrapati Bhawan on January 20 next.
Anshu, who has the world record setting feat of climbing Mount Everest on two occasions in just five days, has been invited by Rasthrapati Bhavan and the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development (W&CD) to address a gathering of top 100 Indian women achievers who has brought laurels to the country in various fields.
“It’s indeed a great privilege for me to be selected as one of the key speakers to address the gathering of India’s superwomen who has excelled in their respective fields. It will be a memorable moment to address the wonderful ladies who are the supreme example of courage, determination and will power and that too in the august presence of the President,” a visibly excited Anshu said on Wednesday.
Anshu Jamsenpa will also be conferred ‘Women Achiever’s Award’ by the President, Ram Nath Kovind, for her world record achievement in mountaineering at the same function.
India’s ‘First Ladies’ list compiled by the Ministry of W&CD, includes among others, Olympic medalists PV Shindhu and Karnam Malleswari, Olympian gymnast Deepa Karmakar from Tripura, Nicole Faria – first Indian woman to win Miss Earth title, Ira Singhal – first specially-abled woman to top the civil services, Punita Arora – first woman to become Lieutenant General, Deepa Malik – first woman to win a medal at the Paralympic, Chhavi Rajawat – India’s first woman Sarpanch with an MBA, Bula Choudhury – first woman to swim across seven seas, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw – the Indian billionaire entrepreneur who has been listed in Forbes as one of the most powerful woman in the world, Dronacharya Sunita Sharma – the first Indian woman cricket coach, besides Anshu Jamsenpa.