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Four Maharashtra tribal students scale Mt Everest

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Four tribal students, including a girl, of schools in have scaled the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, said here on Wednesday.

They are Manisha Dhurve, 18, Umakant Madavi and Parmesh Aale, both 19, from Devada School and Kavidas Katmode, 18, from Jeevti School.

They were part of a 10-member Indian tribal students expedition selected under the 'Mission Shaurya' initiative of the Tribal Development Department and the Collectorate to scale the world's highest mountain.

Kavidas and Umakant touched the summit around 3.25 a.m. and Manisha and Parmesh followed an hour later. All four are expected to return to the base camp later Wednesday evening.

members and will make an attempt to scale Mt from Thursday onwards. and Vikas Soyam, will attempt the feat later, depending on weather conditions and their fitness levels.

Two members and opted out due to and returned to

Congratulating them, Mungantiwar termed it "historic achievement" that has brought fame to district.

The team, with members aged between 18 and 21 and hailing from government ashram schools in Borda, Devada and Jeevti, had left on the 60-day expedition on April 11 from for

The also included manager-cum-trainer Vimla Negi-Devaskar, a high-altitude expert doctor, support staff and 15 Sherpas.



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 15:24 IST