Five women complete an arduous expedition

Having climbed the 5,245 m excessive Kolhoi vary in Himalayas and cycled 3,350 km to succeed in Karwar, 5 women from the State additionally kayaked 300 km of the Karnataka shoreline to succeed in the Ullal coast in Mangaluru on Monday night. With this, these members from totally different SC/ST hostels of the State efficiently accomplished their 75-day lengthy ‘Shikaradinda Sagara’ (from mountain ranges to sea) expedition.

“This expedition has given us varied experiences. From battling mountaineering sickness, to cycling in varied climatic conditions and overcoming sea sickness, we did it all. We really felt how overcoming difficulties brings joy,” mentioned a beaming Puspha, from Madikeri.

Pushpa, Asha from Bengaluru, Bindu from Mysuru, and Aishwarya and Dhanalakshmi, each from Shivamogga, had been a part of the all terrain expedition collectively carried out by the Indian Mountaineering Association and Department of Youth Services and Sports’ General Thimmayya National Academy of Adventure. The Youth Services and Sports Minister Okay.C. Narayana Gowda flagged off the expedition on August 16.

After acclimatizing with the chilly climate, the staff scaled Mount Kolhoi, which is 21 away from Pahalgam of Jammu and Kashmir. “It was really hard to climb through glaciers and hard rocks. But once we reached the top (of the hill), our joy knew no bounds,” mentioned Ms. Bindu. The staff practised biking in Himalayan ranges after which set forth to cowl the three,300-km lengthy route until Karwar. Their endurance was challenged whereas going up and down the hill ranges. They battled warmth whereas using via Punjab and heavy rains throughout their experience alongside the Maharashtra coast.

From Karwar, the staff kayaked within the tough sea utilizing the white water rafts. As a precaution, the staff members sported robes that prevented them from drowning. The members in separate kayaks, and the assist employees of the academy in a separate boat, reached Ullal round 5 p.m.

Lauding the feat of members, Minister for Social Welfare Kota Srinivas Poojary, who acquired the members at Ullal seaside, mentioned these women belonging to backward communities have efficiently accomplished a difficult expedition. “I will shortly call them for a felicitation by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai,” he mentioned.

Special Correspondent , 2021-11-04 03:35:03

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