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Arunachal Woman Anshu Jamsenpa scripts History by Unfurling Indian Flag at Mt. Everest for fourth time

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama had on April 2 this year flagged off the mountaineer's double ascent expedition from Guwahati in Assam

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Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh’s Anshu Jamsenpa on Tuesday scripted history of a sort by becoming the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest for the fourth time. She will attempt a double ascent to the world’s highest peak to make it a total five successful climbs.

Jamsenpa, a mother of two, started at 1.45 a.m. on May 13 for her climb and reached the Everest top at 9 a.m. on Tuesday to unfurl the national flag.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama had on April 2 this year flagged off the mountaineer’s double ascent expedition from Guwahati in Assam.
Jamsenpa scaled the Mount Everest twice in May 2011 and again scaled the peak on May 18 in 2013.

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If she is successful with her double ascent this time, Jamsenpa will set a record five climbs of Mt Everest.

She started the summit expedition after 38 days of acclimatisation at the Everest Base Camp from April 4 to May 12.

“The good news is that she is absolutely well and fine and shall attempt a double expedition,” her spokesperson said.

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Jamsenpa spoke to officials at the Everest Base Camp and in Kathmandu over satellite phone from the world’s tallest peak after unfurling the tricolour and clicking testimonial photos.

Her health is stated to be perfectly fine and she is descending now to the base camp.

She acknowledged the support extended by State Bank of India, North Eastern Council, Numaligarh Refinery Limited, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation, Arunachal Pradesh government and all her previous associates for her success.

Jamsenpa is motivated and energised to try the double ascent if conditions remain favourable. (IANS)

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10 Must Knowing Facts about Indian Flag

‘A flag is a necessity for all nations. Millions have died for it. It is no doubt a kind of idolatry which would be a sin to destroy. For, a flag represents an Ideal.’

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The Ashok Chakra comes from the Lion Capital of Ashoka. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India, said the Chakra was chosen as it represents Dharma and Law. Wikimedia Commons
The Ashok Chakra comes from the Lion Capital of Ashoka. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India, said the Chakra was chosen as it represents Dharma and Law. Wikimedia Commons

Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘A flag is a necessity for all nations. Millions have died for it. It is no doubt a kind of idolatry which would be a sin to destroy. For, a flag represents an Ideal.’ The Indian National Flag is a unique identity, a symbol of sovereignty and the principle on which the very foundation of a country lies.

“The unfurling of the Union Jack evokes in the English breast sentiments whose strength it is difficult to measure. The Stars and Stripes mean a world to the Americans. The Star and the Crescent will call forth the best bravery in Islam. It will be necessary for us Indians Muslims, Christians Jews, Parsis, and all others to whom India is their home-to recognize a common flag to live and to die for.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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1. The Indian National Flag became the official flag of the Dominion of India when it was adopted in its present form by the Constituent Assembly on 22nd July 1947.

2. Pingali Venkayya, an agriculturist and freedom fighter designed the Indian National Flag.

3. By law, the flag is only to be made of khadi.

The Indian National Flag became the official flag of the Dominion of India when it was adopted in its present form by the Constituent Assembly on 22nd July 1947. Wikimedia Commons
The Indian National Flag became the official flag of the Dominion of India when it was adopted in its present form by the Constituent Assembly on 22nd July 1947. Wikimedia Commons

4. Only Khadi Development and Village Industries Commission has the right to manufacture the flag of India.

5. The Indian flag is also known as tricolour or Tiranga. Due to the reason that it has three dominant colours.

6. Three colours, different representations:

  • Saffron for courage and sacrifice
  • White for truth, peace and purity
  • Green for prosperity
Pingali Venkayya, an agriculturist and freedom fighter designed the Indian National Flag. Wikimedia Commons
Pingali Venkayya, an agriculturist and freedom fighter designed the Indian National Flag. Wikimedia Commons

7. The wheel in the middle, Ashok Chakra, represents the Laws of Dharma.

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8. The Flag code of India states, the Indian flag must have a ratio of two by three, and all three stripes of the flag should be equal in width and length. The Ashok Chakra should be printed on both sides of the flag.

9. Ashok Chakra’s size has not been specified in the Flag code of India. However, it is mandatory to have twenty-four spikes that are evenly spaced. The colour of Ashok Chakra is navy-blue.

10. The Ashok Chakra comes from the Lion Capital of Ashoka. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India, said the Chakra was chosen as it represents Dharma and Law.