Arunachal Pradesh Mountaineer Taka Tamut to Receive National Adventure Awards 2019
GUWAHATI: Arunachal Pradesh mountaineer Taka Tamut has been selected for the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award, 2019.
Taka Tamut was in the 15-member team that undertook the 18-day rescue mission to retrieve bodies of 13 air warriors from the AN-32 crash site in Siang in June 2019. He had earlier scaled the Mount Everest in 2018.
Congratulating Tamut for the award, chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu wr
ote on social media platforms, "Congratulations to Mountaineer Taka Tamut from #Arunachal on being selected for the #TenzingNorgay National Adventure Award 2019. Tamut, who scaled #MtEverest in 2018 had also successfully carried out the 18-day arduous search operation of missing Indian Air Force AN-32 plane in July 2019. My best wishes to Tamut for his successful career ahead."
The award will be presented by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, through a virtual award ceremony on August 29.
Other sportspersons selected for the prestigious award are Anita Devi, Col. Sarfraz Singh, Narendra Singh, Keval Hiren Kakka, Satendra Singh and Gajanand Yadava. Late Magan Bissa will be posthumously awarded with the Life Time Achievement Award.
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