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Twins Nungshi Tashi won Nari Shakti Puruskar from President today

PRESIDENT HONORS DEHRADUN’S EVEREST TWINS 

NARI SHAKTI PURUSKAR

Popularly known as ‘Everest twins’ NungshiTashi were among the 15 inspiring women awarded by the President in a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today in the presence of the Minister of Women and Child development  Smriti Irani and Finance Minister  Nirmala Sitaraman. They were also the youngest among all the awardees this year.

The awards are given away by the President of India every year on 8 March, International Women’s Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

The twin sisters have earlier won India’s highest adventure honor ‘Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award’ in 2016 and ‘Global Young Explorers Award’ from the President of Iceland in the same year. Last year they were among the nine ‘all women’ sports persons recommended for the Padma Awards by the sports ministry.Dedicating this award to the resilience and optimism of the Indian girl child, they said ‘We climb on behalf of all girls, many of whom are denied their basic human rights merely to survive’.

This year they are set to be the featured stars of the ‘under production’ adventure block buster Television series ‘Eco Challenge Fiji’ on Amazon Prime.

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