Five Everest summiteers awarded Rs. 25L from Maharashtra GovernmentLast updated on May 29, 2018, 02:09 pm
The Maharashtra Government has announced a reward of Rs. 25 lakh each to the state's five tribal students who successfully scaled Mount Everest earlier this month.
"The five students will also be given a job in the police force. The five other students, who could not complete the trek, will be given Rs. 10 lakh each," the state Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said.
PM congratulated the five during 'Mann ki Baat'
The five tribal students who scaled the peak are Umakant Madavi, Parmesh Ale, Manisha Dhurve, Kavidas Kathmode, and Vikas Soyam - all from Chandrapur district.
PM Modi had on Sunday congratulated the five tribal students on their feat in his "Mann ki Baat" radio address.
The team of 18-21 years age group, had left on April 11 from Mumbai for the 60-day expedition.
Five summiteers were from the state-run Ashramshalas in Chandrapur district
The five summiteers were the among the 10 students of Ashramshalas (state-run residential schools for tribals) from Chandrapur district, selected for the Everest expedition as part of "Mission Shaurya 2018".
The selection process had begun in July 2017 with a screening of 60 students.
Of them, 18 were selected for a mountaineering course at Darjeeling and 10 were selected for the final team.