Itanagar 23 Dec: Everester Anshu Jamsenpa from Arunachal who shot to national fame for her record mountaineering feat of being the first woman in the world to scale the mighty Mount Everest twice in an incredible span of just 10 days has been nominated by Ministry of Tourism as one of the brand ambassadors of Clean India Campaign 2012-2013. She will be representing Clean India Campaign in Arunachal Pradesh. She has also been nominated as Co-Chairperson of Travel Trade Group of Clean India Campaign.
Everester Anshu Jamsenpa was felicitated by the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) Govt of India on 20th of December during a function of ‘Clean India Campaign’ held at Hotel Ashok in New Delhi. She was presented with a flower bouquet and a especially hand crafted gift.
On December 21, 2011 Anshu was also presented a cheque of Rs.5 Lakh by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) as a financial incentive towards her record breaking mountaineering feat. The cheque was handed over by Takam Sanjoy, MP Arunachal West Constituency.
Community Led Environment Action Network- CLEAN-India programme was launched in 1996 with a vision of developing cleaner environment for our towns and cities. The emphasis is on sensitisation and action at field level. The 2011 edition of ‘Clean India Campaign’ was inaugurated by H.E. the former President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam. The key note address was delivered by Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai.
Ministry of Tourism extended all hospitality like 5 Star Hotel accommodation and return air fare to Anshu and her husband Tsering Wange who is also the President of Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association (AMASA).
G N Sinha Principal Secretary Tourism, A K Singh Director Tourism, Tsering Wange President AMASA and Adong Moyong DTO (Delhi) represented the state of Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion. The popular tourist destination Tawang (which is free from plastics, tobacco & litters) was set as one of the shining example of clean destination in India.
Everester Anshu took this opportunity to extend her heartfelt gratitude and special thanks to the family members of Late CM Dorjee Khandu, HE The Governor J J Singh, MPs, MLAs, Deptt of Sports & Youth Affairs, Deptt of Tourism, sponsors and well wishers for making her Everest dream come true.
Last but not the least she thanked the Media houses who stood solidly by her all along her trials and tribunals and for making the North East India well known in mountaineering across the world.
(AMASA Press Release inputs)