Ace mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh – Anshu Jamsenpa has been honoured with Padma Shri award. 

President Ram Nath Kovind gave away the Padma Shri award to Anshu Jamsenpa at a function in the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday. 

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“President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Dr. Anshu Jamsenpa for Sports. She holds two world records, viz., the fastest woman mountaineer to summit Mount Everest twice in 5 days and the first woman mountaineer for double ascents of Mount Everest,” an official tweet from the Rashtrapati Bawan said. 

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Union minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted: “Very happy to see Padma Awards honoured to deserving persons. Dr. Anshu Jamsenpa created world record and became fastest woman mountaineer to summit Mt Everest twice in 5 days. Shri M.P. Ganesh is a former star captain of the Indian hockey team, 1972 Munich Olympic medalist.” 

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Anshu Jamsenpa hails from Bomdila in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. 

In 2017, Jamsenpa became the first woman in the world to scale the summit of Mount Everest twice in a season the first to do so within 5 days.  

It is the fastest double ascents of the tallest crest by a woman. This was her fifth summit and thus she became the most time climbed Indian woman. 

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