ITBP Personnel conferred Presidential Award for Adventure Sport

Indo Tibetian Border Police (ITBP) two personnel have been conferred the prestigious
Tenzing Norgay National Award by the President of India, Mr Ram Nath Kovind. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ms. Aparna Kumar and Subedar Major Wangchuk Sherpa were given the prestigious award for their completion of numerous successful adventure expeditions around the world.


What is Tenzing Norgay National Award

The Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award is the country's highest national recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of adventure on land, sea and air. A cash award of Rs. 5.00 lac and a certificate of honor are given to each Awardee. Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards are awarded by the Hon’ble President of India, along with Arjuna Awards, in a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the month of August every year.

DIG Aparna Kumar

Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Aparna Kumar was the first female Indian Police Service (IPS) officer to reach South Pole. Aparna Kumar is also the first ITBP officer to complete the ‘Seven Summit Challenge’ (Scaling Seven highest peaks of all seven continents)


Subedar Major Wangchuk Sherpa

Sub Maj. Wangchuk has scaled the Mt Everest (8848 Mtr), the worlds highest peak, thrice. Scaling it for the first time in 1992, then 1996 and the last time in 2006. The ITBP soldier has scaled over 20 international peaks throughout his para-military career.

All recipients of the Tenzing Norgay National Award


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