|Early Times Report|
Jammu, July 5: Nirmal Kumar of Doda district of Jammu who scaled the Everest, the highest peak on the earth, last year and Kanchenjunga , the third highest peak, this year, was felicitated by Tawi Trekkers .
Nirmal Kumar was profusely garlanded by the Patron of the club, Ashwani Sharma, ex MLA; Co- Chairman Zorawar Singh Jamwal, Secretary General Press Club, Jammu; Vice-President, Indian Olympic Association Prof. Ashutosh Sharma; President of the Club Ram Khajuria, Rahul Sharma, Chairman, Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Jammu and a host of members of Tawi Trekkers and Mountaineering Association of J&K.
All the dignitaries congratulated Nirmal Kumar for his great achievements and wished him the best for his future endeavors. While felicitating the distinguished mountaineer for his remarkable achievements in the field of mountaineering Ram Khajuria appreciated Nirmal Kumar's passion for mountaineering as he displayed tremendous spirit and courage to attempt and scale Kanchenjunga, the third highest and one of the most difficult peaks in the world. He described Nirmal Kumar as a true mountaineer and hoped that he would establish new benchmarks in mountaineering for mountaineers of the world.
He also regretted the trend of some so called climbers scaling highest peaks of all the continents for seeking publicity only, when in fact, most of these peaks are trekking peaks only and can be summited by young and the old also.
In this context he appreciated the passion of Nirmal Kumar to scale Kangchenjunga, a very dangerous peak, just after scaling the Everest. He hoped that Nirmal would unfurl the national flag on more and more 8000m peaks in future.
Ashwani Sharma, Patron, Zorawar Singh Jamwal, Secretary Press Club, Jammu and Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Vice-President, Indian Olympic Association also spoke on the occasion and gave valuable suggestions besides wishing Nirmal Kumar all the best for his future expeditions.
The function was sponsored by Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Jammu and ably anchored by Mrs Arti Sharma, Principal of Apple Kids International Pre School.