Aparna Kumar Is The First Woman To Reach the South Pole Expedition

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Published by Isha Kataria on 21 Jan 2019

Aparna Kumar has become the first woman from the Indian Police Service (IPS) DIG and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer who has successfully competed for her reach to the South Pole Expedition.

Aparna carried a heavy gear weighing 35 kilograms and despite this fact, she went on and reached to the South Pile. She covered 111 kilometers by walking on the snow. After reaching to the expedition she unfurled the Tricolour and the ITBP flag at the South Pole.

On 13 January it was reported that the Puth Pole expedition is not the only achievement of Aparna. Earlier she has got success in the climbing top six mountain peaks of the six continents of the globe. The IPS Association also took it to Twitter and shared her biggest achievement with a post that included her pictures. When she came back she was welcomed with great cheers. She has also presented a bouquet the ITBP officials.

Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister, and Yogi Adityanath, chief Minister Uttar Pradesh have also sprayed their appreciation to the officer. Aparna is a 2002 batch UP Cadre IPS officer, who has been posted at the Northern Frontier Headquarters of ITBP in Dehradun.

ITBP has been making a record of successful achievement with 211 successful mountaineering expeditions across the globe.

In the current generation, women are achieving a lot of success in various fields. This year Lt Bhavana Kasturi will be seen leading an all-male army contingent (ASC contingent) for the first time at Army Day (celebrated on January 15 every year) as well as Republic Day. This is also the biggest achievement in history.

Apart from this, Captain Shikha Surabhi will create history by becoming the first woman to be a part of Army Daredevils team.

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