The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has announced Tenzing Norgay
National Adventure Award for the year 2009 to recognize the achievements
of persons in the fields of Adventure.
The following four persons have been selected for the Adventure Awards
1. HC Kamlesh Kumar Boiunthiyal - Land Adventure
2. Wg. Com. Jai Kishan - Air Adventure
3. Shri Sufyan Sheikh - Water Adventure
4. Ms. Chandraprabha Aitwal - Life Time Achievement
Shri Sufyan Shaik is the youngest
person in the world to swim 9 seas around the world at the tender age of
17 years.Now, he is the youngest Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award
winner. Ms. Chandraprabha Aitwal is one of the pioneers of Indian women
mountaineers. At the age of 59 years, she is already on her latest
expedition to Mt. Jaonli, in the Himalayas. Wg. Com. Jai Kishan holds
the world record of skydive landing, Mount Everest. HC Kamlesh Kumar
Boiunthiyal is a regular mountaineer since 1994 and has scaled peaks
like Mount Everest, Kanchanjunga, Trishuli etc.
The awardees will receive their
awards from Her Excellency the President of India at a specially
organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2010.