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|The Everest Twins, Tashi & Nungshi www.climbskibouldermagazine.com|
In modern India, though women have held positions of power and influence such as the President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, Governors and judges, not to speak of top positions in private and public sector undertakings, the bottom line is women in the lower strata of the society. especially in rural India, have to make long strides in the area of women empowerment, equal rights, etc. As for as the Constitution of India is concerned, under it are well secured women’s rights - mainly, equality, dignity, and freedom from discrimination; Besides, there are various statutes governing the rights of Indian women. That, practically the laws governing the women's equal rights are not followed, rather, they are glaringly flouted or simply ignored in many cultures is the reality from which we can not escape. Only in the1970s, feminist activism in India gained importance and the activists were focused on such serious issues as rape, female infanticide, women's health, women's safety, gender bias in employment, and women's literacy.
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|Everest Altitude www.unbelievable-facts.com|
|Geology -5.5 miles high from sea level -Divided into 3 formations separated by faults -Made up of sandstone, siltstone, sedimentary, granite and metamorphic rocks. once the site of a great sea called Tethys. slideplayer.com|
|This is the way of Mt Everest Expedition. It's height is of 8848m. It takes 40-50 Days . www.tseringmatreks.com|
An interesting aspect of this expedition was when they stood atop the roof of the world (May 19 2013), they were later joined by a young 21 year old Pakistani girl Samina Baig and these three girls placed Pakistan and India flags atop the peak to spread the message of peace and friendship between two countries.
Now residents of Dehradun, Tashi and Nungshi hail from Haryana state. Her father is a retired Indian Army officer, Col Virendra Singh Malik, now in Dehradun after retirement. The twins attended many schools across India, including the famous school Lawrence School, Lovedale, near Ooty (Octagamund), Tamil Nadu. They studied at Sikkim Manipal University between July 2009 and January 2013 and graduated in Journalism & Mass Communication in first division.
It seems right from their early age, the girls seem to have evinced interest in mountaineering, an adventurous, but dangerous, sport, that requires hard work, guts and in-depth training to face near-death like situations. The girls had substantial training at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in 2010.
In its 60th edition, Guinness World Records has featured the twin sisters as first female twins to scale Everest together and in its 2016 issue as the first twins and siblings to complete Seven Summits. On 16 Dec 2014, after summiting Mt. Vinson in Antarctica, they became world's first twins and siblings to scale the 'Seven Summits' together. Given below is the twins' amazing list of adventures and 'World Records; each one being a milestone in history.
01. First female twins to summit Mt. Everest ( at 21 years of age; May 19, 2013))
02. First siblings & twins to reach ‘Seven Summits’- highest peaks in all continents. Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa (February 2012), Mt Elbrus in Europe (2013), Mt Aconcagua, South America (Jan. 2014), Mt Carstensz Pyramid in Australasia in March. Next was McKinley, North America, in June and finally Mt Vinson Dec. 2014). At 16,045 ft, it is the highest peak in Antarctica and located 660 nautical miles from the South Pole.
03. First siblings & twins to complete Adventurers Grand Slam & the Three Pole Challenge.
05. First twins to reach South Pole on Skis (conquered in December, 2014)
06. First twins to reach North Pole on Skis. On April 21, 2015; they planted the Indian flag here when the temperature reached -30 degree C.
As for other regional and nation records, the significant one is they were the youngest and fastest South Asians to reach North & South Pole on Skis (completed in less than 4 months).
Literally, the highly gritty twins from Dehradun went on a conquest spree across the globe with undeterred focus and courage. Theirs is a story of firm commitments to passion, determination backed by hard work They were conferred India's highest adventure honor 'Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award' 2015 by the President of India on 29 Aug 2016.