Jamshedpur : Premlata Agrawal, the oldest Indian woman and the first from Jharkhand to scale Mt Everest, will conduct a Winter Camp on Yoga, meditation, aerobics, workout and trekking to be organised by Tata Steel Adventure Foundation ( TSAF).
Sessions will be conducted by recipient of Padma Shri Premlata Agrawal from December 22 to 31. Subjects like : All round fitness, Weight loss, Stress relief, Inner peace, Living with greater awareness and Better flexibility & Posture will be covered.
As part of the camp, Dalma Trek will be organised, under expert guidance of TSAF on December 28. Registrations can be done by visiting TSAF office in JRD Tata Sports Complex or online registration on TSAF website (www.tsafindia.org/registration) Agrawal is not just another woman who climbed Mt Everest – she is 48 years, the mother of two daughters.
She is also the oldest Indian woman mountaineer to scale the highest mountain in the world. What started off as an adventure in 2000 in the form of a hill climbing competition in Jamshedpur, ended at the altitude of more than 29000 feet.
For a woman who exudes confidence and yet remains a comely homemaker, she finds time from her hectic schedule to teach yoga and impart rock climbing training to eager candidates for adventure sports at Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF).
Leading by example, Premlata Agrawal is an image of women’s newfound identity. Premlata is also into training women in physical and mental fitness through yoga and other exercises.
Ever since, Premlata’s motivation has soared.., she unflinchingly took up the dream challenge of every mountaineer to climb the tallest peak in the world She has undertaken many adventure expeditions.
Capping the glory after the rigors, grill and lurking dangers, Mt. Everest. Her grit, determination and above all, her-self motivation is a lesson for all and she is a role model for all ages and all generations.
Apart from setting foot on the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest on May 20, 2011, she has also scaled Island Peak (20,600 ft.) in Nepal in 2004, Karakoram Pass (18,300 ft) and Mt. Stok Kangri (20,150 ft) in 2006, Mount Kilimanjaro in South Africa in 2008and this year, Mt Aconcagua in South America.
These apart, she was a member of the Thar Desert Expedition which involved a rigorous 40 day camel trek along the international border from the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat to the Wagah Border in Punjab.
This major feat in 2007 has found a place in the Limca Book of Records.