Abraham Tagit Sorang became the second climber from Arunachal Pradesh to scale Mt Everest, the tallest peak on earth, this year.

Sorang achieved the feat on Monday, 20 days after Tashi Yangjom, an instructor at the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) in Dirang, had scaled the peak on May 11.

Yangjom was the first Indian to reach the peak this season.

Sorang, a native of Kra-Daadi district, had in July 2019 scaled Mt Kang Yatse (6,496 metres) at Leh, Ladhak.

He is now the 14th Arunachalee and the first from the state’s Nyishi community to have scaled Mt Everest (8,848 meters).

Meanwhile, Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have congratulated Sorang for his feat.

This accomplishment is an inspiring moment for the youths of the state and a proud occasion for every Arunachalee, the governor said.

Mishra said it is a welcome achievement to cheer when the whole state is fighting against the COVID-19 Pandemic.

He further expressed hope that Sorang, as a youth icon now, will render his service in the fight against the Coronavirus and encourage people to go for vaccination and keep on following the COVID-19 protocols.Chief Minister Khandu took to Twitter to congratulate Sorang.

“My hearty congratulations to Shri Abraham Tagit Sorang on successfully scaling #MtEverest, and also on becoming the second mountaineer from Arunachal after Ms #TashiYangjom to climb the world’s highest peak this season. Best wishes to Sorang Ji on your future endeavors!” he said.

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