Success Story of Malavath Purna: Girl who proved that you don’t need wings to fly high
Success story of Malavath Purna – Malavath Purna, also known as Malavath Poorna is an Indian mountaineer who climbed Everest when she was 13 years 11 months old. Check out the success story of Malavath Purna, the girl who proved that you don’t need wings to fly high.
Family and early life – Success story of Malavath Purna
Purna was born on 10 June 2000 to Lakshmi and Devidas in Pakala village, Telangana. For her education, she joined Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society. When she was 10-years-old, her father, Devidas Malavath encouraged her to join TSWREIS, Tadwai. Like any other father, he too wanted his daughter to get a better education and experience a life beyond her village.
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Journey – Success story of Malavath Purna
During that time, Poorna was selected for a mountain climbing workshop where she got training from a professional mountaineer, Shekhar Babu. Her talent was spotted by Dr. R. S. Praveen Kumar who was the secretary of the Society. She was selected for Operation Everest along with Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar for climbing Mount Everest. During the preparations, she trekked to Ladakh and Darjeeling.
On 25 May 2014, Poorna along with Sandhanapalli Anand Kumar from Khammam climbed the highest peak of Mount Everest and became the youngest Indian to have reached the summit.
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Achievements – Success story of Malavath Purna
Poorna is the youngest person in India and the second youngest person in the world to scale the highest peak of Mount Everest. The youngest person in the world to summit Mt. Everest is Jordan Romero, who reached the summit when he was 13 years and 10 months.
Poorna also became the first tribal woman in the world to set foot on the six tallest mountain peaks across six continents.
So far, Poorna has scaled Mt Everest in 2014 (Asia), Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2016 (Africa), Mt. Elbrus in 2017 (Europe), Mt. Aconcagua in 2019 (South America), Mt. Cartsnez in 2019 (Oceania), and Mt. Vinson Massif again in 2019 (Antarctica).
When she reached Mt. Elbrus in Europe, she unfurled a 50ft long Indian flag while singing the Indian National Anthem.
A film was produced by Rahul Bose depicting the life struggle and success story of Malavath Purn. The name of the film is ‘Poorna’.
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