PITHORAGARH, May 28:
Ace mountaineer from Pithoragarh, Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu who is a BSF official on Sunday scaled Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world for a record sixth time and became first person in India to do so.
Dharmshaktu who is working with BSF as assistant commandant achieved this feat while he was accompanied by Yogendra Garbiyal N. Jogoi and Rahul Harangal early morning at 6.10 AM on Saturday .
“The expedition sponsored By Indian Mountaineering institute and ONGC , became successful in reaching the peak, Love Raj did so in sixth time”, informed Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu, wife of Dharmshaktu and also an ace mountaineer herself, while speaking to some media persons in New Delhi.
According to Reena Dharmshaktu, Love Raj reached the top peak of world in the past it in the years 1998, 2005,2009, 2012 ,2013 and he has been awarded with Padma Shri in the year 2014 and also awarded Tenzing Norgay National Mountaineering Award in the year 2003, for his achievement in the sphere of mountaineering.
Another mountaineer from same region of Dharchula, Yogendra Garbiyal also became successful in reaching the top peak of the work for the first time with same group on Sunday. “ a 33 years old Yogendra , a ONGC engineer has been Indian Air Force pilot before switching over to mountaineering and joining ONGC to fulfill his dreams” said the press communiqué released by IMI which was forwarded to this correspondent by Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu.j