Everester Sangay Dhondup
Everester Sangey Dhondup presenting Arunachal chief minister Pema Khandu with a photo collage frame of scaling the Mt. Everest. Image credit - Facebook

Sangey Dhondup, an Everester from Arunachal Pradesh, met state chief minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday.

Dhondup hails from Tuting, a small town at a distance of 270 km north of Yingkiong in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

A sepoy in the Indian Army, Dhondup scaled the world’s highest peak on May 23, 2019.

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Arunachal Pradesh chief minister said he was happy to meet the young Everester.

The chief minister shared a few images clicked with Dhondup on his Facebook page and the Twitter handle.

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In his Facebook post, Khandu said: “Here we have another Arunachali to have scaled world’s highest peak.”

“A pleasure meeting Everester Shri Sangey Dhondup today.”

Dhondup presented Khandu with a photo collage frame of successfully scaling the Mt. Everest.

“Congratulations and thank you Sangey for presenting me with the photo collage frame of his successful Everest ascent,” said Khandu.

Sharing information on Dhondup, Khandu in his FB post said, “A sepoy in the #IndianArmy and hailing from Upper Siang, he scaled the peak on 23rd May 2019.”

Arunachal Pradesh is proud of producing a number of Everesters.

Tine Mena was the first Arunachali and Northeast Indian woman to climb Mt Everest.

Mena, who was born in the hilly town of Echali, completed her expedition to Mt. Everest on May 9, 2011.

Anshu Jamsenpa from the state became the first mother in the world to have climbed Mt. Everest twice in 10 days.

Anshu, who hails from Bomdila in West Kameng district, climbed the world’s highest peak on May 12 at 7 am and again on May 21 at 5.05 am in 2011.

Two more Everesters from the state, Taka Tamut and Kishon Tekseng scaled Mount Everest on May 24, 2018.

Everester Taka Tamut helped the Indian Air Force (IAF) in its rescue operations of the AN-32 aircraft that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3.

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