Bachendri Pal's brother, 2 others scale Mt Everest

Bachendri Pal's brother, 2 others scale Mt Everest

Three people, including a woman, from Jharkhand scaled the world’s highest peak Mount Everest early Saturday, the company sponsoring the expedition said here.

Among the three mountaineers was Rajendra Singh Pal, brother of Bachendri Pal who was the first Indian woman to reach the summit.

Besides Rajendra Singh Pal, Meghlal Mahata, a post-graduate in economics, and Binita Soren also scaled the 8,848-metre peak. While Pal reached the summit at 4.40 a.m., Mahata and Soren followed him to the top at 6.50 a.m., an official of Tata Steel company said.

The expedition was sponsored by Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, headed by Bachendri Pal.

Congratulating the mountaineers, Tata Steel Managing Director H.M. Nerurkar said his company was happy to have sponsored the Rs.7.50 million-expedition to Mt. Everest where the Jharkhand youth achieved success.

“We will continue to support activity that helps build self-confidence and team spirit, facilitates development of leadership qualities and empowerment in the long term,” Nerurkar said.

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