At just the age of 13, Malavath Purna, a poor dalit girl from South India has successfully taken the challenge and hoisted the tricolor flag at the Mount Everest, the highest peak in the World and set a new world record to become youngest woman of the world to complete such dangerous mission.
School girl Purna was born in the year 2000 at Pakala village, Nizamabad district of Telangana, India. Despite being from a poor dalit caste, Purna, daughter of a tribal farm labour was strong and determined to climb Mt. Everest. To make her feat even more impressive, she along with her 16-year-old friend Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar and ten Nepalese guides made the climb from significantly more difficult and dangerous Tibetan side as Nepal does not grant license for under-16 climbers.
She was excited with full of joy after completing the most dangerous expedition of climbing 29,035 foot (8,850-meter) mountain on May 25th 2014. Purna said that it was steep slopes, deep crevasses, exposed rocks and extreme cold below -40 degree centigrade. She added at 10,830 feet, she found “six dead bodies. I was shocked. Oh my god, I got some fear. When I reached the top of Everest, very good experience. I feel great and proud, and I shed joyful tears.”
Her 52-day expedition to scale the Everest summit has been verified by the China Tibet Mountaineering Association, Lhasa. 13-year-old Jordan Romero from Big Bear, California is the youngest boy to reach the Everest in 2010.
She really made her parents as well as the country proud and set a new direction for her community.