Arunachal Pradesh mountaineer Taka Tamut has been selected for the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award, 2019.

Taka Tamut was in the 15-member team that undertook the 18-day rescue mission to retrieve bodies of 13 air warriors from the AN-32 crash site in Siang in June 2019.

The mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh had earlier scaled the Mount Everest in 2018.

Congratulating the mountaineer, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, in a tweet, said, “Congratulations to Mountaineer Taka Tamut from #Arunachal on being selected for #TenzingNorgay National Adventure Award 2019.”

“Tamut, who scaled #MtEverest in 2018 had also successfully carried out 18-day arduous search operation of missing @IAF_MCC An-32 plane in July 2019,” the tweet added.


The award will be presented by the President of India at a virtual award ceremony on August 29 at 11:00-12:00 hours.

The full dress rehearsal for the function will be held on August 27 at 16:00 hours and the awards will be conferred in a virtual mode with award winners participating in the function from various locations across the country using the NIC facilities.

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