Shalini Singh NCC Cadet
Shalini Singh, a 20-year-old NCC cadet from Lucknow, has achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first female cadet in India to successfully complete the advanced mountaineering course. Her accomplishment in scaling a 15,400-foot peak in the Dring Valley of Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand has made her a trailblazer in the field.
Training and Support
Under the guidance of Colonel Puneet Srivastava, commander of the 67 UP Battalion NCC Lucknow, Shalini received the necessary resources and specialized training to excel in her endeavors. The training course took place in Tekla, Uttarkashi, from April 26 to May 6. Despite facing challenging conditions and subzero temperatures reaching -14 degrees Celsius, Shalini persevered and completed the month-long training.
Inspiration for Others
Shalini expressed her hope that her achievements would inspire other girls to pursue similar adventures in the future. As the lone female cadet among a team of 45 NCC cadets, she demonstrated her determination and dedication throughout the course. Her journey included rigorous training in rock climbing, rappelling, snow and ice climbing, as well as camping. The cadets were also required to undergo physical fitness tests and medical examinations to ensure their readiness for the course.
Shalini Singh’s historic accomplishment as the first female NCC cadet to complete the mountaineering course is a testament to her resilience and passion for adventure. Her success highlights the progress being made in breaking gender barriers and empowering women in traditionally male-dominated fields. Shalini’s journey serves as an inspiration for young girls across the country to pursue their dreams fearlessly and overcome any obstacles they may encounter.
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