A bravo team of 21 has unbelievably displayed its great valor and undeterred spirit in scaling the highest mountain peak Kilimanjaro (19341 ft) in Tanzania in South Africa.

Four students from TSWREIS and two students from TTWREIS were part of this 21 member team from India. N Krishna (Class X, Mannanur, Mahabubnagar) and G Sindhu (Class X, Thunga Thurthy, Nalgonda) from Tribal Welfare Residential Schools and Malavath Poorna (Inter IInd year, Tadwai, Nizamabad), V Pooja (Class X, Mallapur, Karimnagar) D. Mounika (Class X, Dindi, Nalgonda) and Balraj (Inter Ist year, Ibrahimpatnam, Ranga Reddy) are from Social Welfare Residential Schools.

The team which began trekking the mountain on August 10th, reached the peak (19,341 feet) on August 13 by night. With lot of pride they unfurled the Tricolor Flag and sang the national anthem on the top of the mountain as a part of the celebration marking the 70th Independence Day of our country.

The Kilimanjaro conquerors from TSWREIS and TTWREIS were cheered with a rosy welcome upon their arrival at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad and were felicitated in a grand manner.

The Secretary and other senior officials lauded the students for bringing pride to the State and Society. The Secretary said that the students could not have achieved it without the active support of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Minister for Tribal Welfare, Sri A Chandulal, Minister for Scheduled Caste Development, Sri Jagadish Reddy. He also extended his gratitude to the Chief Minister for his unstinted support for the holistic development of students of the twin societies – the tribal welfare and the social welfare.

The Secretary said that it is a matter of pride that the expedition was led by the girls and they proved to the world that they are second to none. He wished that these Kilimanjaro heroes are the role models for the children at the grassroot level.

The students shared their experiences about the importance of being physically fit and strong enough to face the turbulances that one might encounter in such adventures and most importantly about the mental endurance which played a key role in achieving success. They also remarked that perseverance, patience and persistence go hand in hand. One of the team members G. Sindhu said “I never boarded a train in my entire life. I never imagined that I would one day board a flight and cross my country. It was a thrilling experience and this expedition increased my self-confidence levels. Students expressed gratitude to the Hon’ble Chief Minister and TSWREIS and TTWREIS authorities for their support and encouragement.

These conquerors were felicitated by the Hon’ble Minister for Tribal Welfare, Sri Azmeera Chandulal and were appreciated by him amidst a grand celebration.


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