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Manipuri boy becomes youngest Indian to conquer Mt Everest

16-year-old Nameirakpam Chingkheinganba, a class 11 student from Manipur has became the youngest person from India to climb Mt Everest, says Imphal based Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association (MMTA).

The student of Kanan Devi Memorial school in Imphal, who scaled the highest peak(29,029ft) along with Anshu Jamsenpa of Arunachal Pradesh, David Zohmangaiha of Mizoram and Tarun Saikia of Assam, Wangsuk Myrthong of Meghalaya besides Kazi Sherpa of Sikkim as part of 1st North East Indian top of the world Mt Everest expedition 2013 on May 18 morning.

He was 16 years 7 months and 11 days when he made the summit. He was born on October 10, 1996. Earlier the youngest Indian to climb Mt Everest was Arjun Vajpai (16 year 11 month 18 days) of New Delhi. His date of birth is June 9, 1996.

Manipuri boy was among the 10 climbers out of 13 who made history by scaling the world’s highest peak during the two month long expedition held under the aegis of MMTA with financial support from North Eastern Council (NEC) and Manipur Government, from May 17-19.

The other successful climbers are P Mohan, N Bidyapati (Manipur), Anand Gurung,Kazi Sherpa (Sikkim) and Nima Lama (Arunachal Pradesh).

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