Teens From Telangana Conquer Mount Everest
At just 13 years and 11 months old, Poorna, a tribal girl from Telangana, has become the youngest woman to conquer Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.
Poorna, daughter of farm labourers from Andhra Pradesh’s Nizamabad district, studies in Class IX in a government-run social welfare hostel. On this unique mission, along with Poorna, is Anand, another Class IX student, who is the son of a cycle mechanic from the state’s Khammam district. Anand is said to have become the first Dalit to conquer the tallest peak.