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Amputee Mountaineer conquers Mt. Rhenock; Set eyes on Mt. Everest

Shillong, April 3: Thirty-five-year-old Uday Kumar from Kolkata and an above-the-knee amputee, achieved a remarkable feat by joining a team that successfully conquered Mt. Rhenock, standing at 16,500 feet within the breathtaking Kanchenjunga National Park in West Sikkim.

The expedition was organized by the renowned Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) in Darjeeling marked the unfurling of the largest Indian flag, measuring an impressive 780 square feet.

From March 5th to March 18th, Kumar embarked on a journey that defied the odds stacked against him. Scaling treacherous slopes and facing unpredictable weather conditions, he persevered, inching closer to his goal with each step. The expedition culminated in a historic moment as Kumar became the first amputee to unfurl the largest Indian flag, measuring a staggering 780 square feet, atop the majestic Mount Rhenock.

This feat not only earned him a place in the annals of mountaineering history but also set a new world record for the display of the largest national flag by a physically disabled individual.

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