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PM Modi Congratulates First Woman Amputee Arunima Sinha For Scaling Mount Vinson

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| January 4 , 2019 , 18:23 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media on Friday to congratulate amputee mountaineer Arunima Sinha for successfully climbing Mount Vinson, the highest mountain in Antarctica.

In a congratulatory tweet, PM Narendra Modi tweeted: “Excellent! Congratulations to Arunima Sinha for scaling new heights of success. She is the pride of India, who has distinguished herself through her hard work and perseverance. Wishing her the very best for her future endeavours.”

Arunima, who is the first woman amputee to scale Mt Everest, had tagged Modi while tweeting about her latest success on Thursday.

"The wait is over we are glad to share with you The World record World’s 1st woman amputee who climbed Mount Vinson (highest peak of Antarctica) has become to the name of our country India. Thank’s to all for their blessings and pray Jai Hind,” she tweeted.

A Padmashri awardee, Sinha had earlier scaled five peaks including Mt Everest, Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Ebrus, Mt Kosciuszko and Mt Aconcagua

Sinha is a national level volleyball player who had one of her legs amputated in 2011 after she was pushed from a running train by dacoits she had resisted.

According to media news, she had earlier said that she planned to scale six peaks in six continents. “My objective is to climb six peaks in six continents. I still feel pain in my body at times. I have a plate and a rod inserted.”

She further said“I decided to become a mountaineer and my family became my biggest motivation. My mother was initially a little concerned but seeing my willpower she also became my biggest motivator,” she added.