Due to the tragedy at Chamoli in Uttarakhand (Uttarakhand Disaster), the work of evacuating people trapped in the tunnel is going on continuously. The personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) are engaged in a rescue operation with the team. The IPS officer leading this team is Aparna Kumar.
Who is Aparna Kumar?
Aparna is DIG (Deputy Inspector General) of ITBP. Aparna is an IPS officer of 2002 cadre. Aparna Kumar is from Shivamogga in Karnataka. She is a 2002 batch Indian Police Service Uttar Pradesh cadre officer. She did her schooling in Karnataka. After this, he studied BA-LLB. The 45-year-old female officer is in-charge of the ITBP Northern Frontier, located in Uttarakhand’s capital Dehradun. Her husband Sanjay Kumar is also an IAS officer of UP cadre.
Conquered the world’s highest peaks
Aparna Kumar is an IPS officer and is also a well-known mountaineer. She is the first female IPS and ITBP officer in India to complete the Seven Summit Challenge. Aparna Kumar has hoisted the tricolor on the world’s seven highest peaks. In addition, she successfully reached the South Pole after walking several kilometers in 2019. During this time he also had several kilograms of heavy equipment.
He told in an interview that for the first time in the year 2002, he saw snow-capped mountains. At that time, she was training in Administrative Services in Mussoorie. At the same time, he had made up his mind to climb into the mountains. It took him 11 years to make the first move. When in 2013 he took the course of the Mountaineer Foundation. At that time, he was 39 years old.
Won seven summits
He is the first IPS officer in the country to have Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, Carstensz Pyramid, Vinson Massif, Mount Aconcagua ) And climbed Mount Denali. All these peaks are in seven different continents. They are also called Seven Summits.
President has been honored
Aparna Kumar has been conferred with the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award in 2019 by President Ram Nath Kovind in the field of adventure. This award is considered equivalent to the Arjuna Award given in the field of sports. In addition, he was awarded the Rani Laxmibai Award by the then Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for conquering Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America.
35 killed in Uttarakhand disaster so far
In Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, the death toll in the disaster rose to 35 while another body was found on Thursday, while 169 others are still missing. DM Swati Bhadoria of Chamoli said that one more body has been recovered from Gauchar area of the district, with which 35 bodies have been recovered so far from different places in the disaster-prone area. In addition, 169 other people are still missing, including 25–35 people trapped in the Tapovan tunnel. He said that the administration has started cremation of the recovered bodies on Sunday, February 7. The Rishiganga Valley was flooded with millions of metric tons of snow slipping down on Sunday, severely damaging the Rishiganga and Tapovan-Vishnugad projects and missing people working in them.