ITANAGAR, May 26 - Arunachal mountaineer Muri Linggi, who conquered the Mount Everest recently, today called on the State Governor, Brig Dr BD Mishra (retired), at the Raj Bhavan here. She was accompanied by her husband, Tamange Mipi.A native of New Abali village, Roing, under Lower Dibang Valley district, the 40-year-old Linggi, mother of four girls, became the third woman from Arunachal Pradesh, after Tine Mena and Anshu Jemsempa, to scale the Mount Everest on May 14 last.
The Governor congratulated Linggi and said that she had made the State and nation proud by her achievement. He said by conquering the Mount Everest, she has proved that “our sisters and daughters are tough, courageous, adventurous, enterprising and meritorious.”
The Governor said that as a youth icon now, Linggi must work for the uplift of girl children in the State by creating awareness on girl education, which is the most important step for women’s empowerment.
He also advised her to work on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the Dulari Kanya Yojana, which aims to bring down the infant mortality in the State and promote better care of expecting mothers.
The Governor also asked Linggi to create awareness to eliminate suicide cases in her Idu Mishmi community. He wished her success in her future endeavours.
Earlier, Linggi shared her experiences and the future plan for mastering paragliding and developing adventure sports opportunities in her area.