Jamshedpur: Tata Steel today flagged off the Indian Women’s Expedition to Kharta Valley in Tibet, beginning 14th Sept. Bachendri Pal, Chief, Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF), will lead the seven-member all women’s team.
The trekking into the beautiful Kharta valley is one of the most unusual and interesting approaches of expedition. The team will begin the expedition on September 14thand will continue their journey till October 9th.
The seven women contingent from various states in India include Premlata Agarwal from Jharkhand (housewife and first Indian Woman to climb all the seven highest summits in seven continents), Chetna Sahoo from West Bengal, Jyoti Sharma from New Delhi, Tanu Verma from New Delhi, Sheetal Sangeeta Ekka from Jharkhand, Madhvi Sharma from Uttrakhand and Anita Vaidya from Gujarat.
Speaking on the expedition, Bachendri Pal, Chief, Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) said, “Tata Steel has always believed in empowering women to realise and unleash their true potential.
The women in the expedition come from diverse background. It is going to be challenging and learning experience for all of us to trek the Kharta Valley. Such challenging and adventurous expeditions are an opportunity for women to realize their potential and serve as strong building blocks for the communities at large.”
Excited for yet another adventure expedition, Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice-President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, said, “We at Tata Steel are proud of initiating the ‘All women expedition to Kharta Valley.
We wish the team for their success and wonderful journey ahead. TSAF has been a strong guiding force behind such unique expeditions; this is yet another step towards empowering women to realize their potential. We are confident that the grit, determination and courage of these women will set an example for others.”