The road to success are challenging undoubtedly are challenging but the victory made it worthy of one. Nahida Manzoor made our state proud by becoming first Kashmiri Woman to successfully summit the World’s highest peak, Mount Everest.
She is a 23 year old residing in the Zeewan area on the outskirts.
Her father Manzoor Ahmad Pampori is a mutton seller and mother is a housewife. She has two more sisters. She was always passionate about mountains, since her childhood. Nahida along with her group had left from Everest Base camp for the summit and she made the successful summit of the peak.
Nahida completed her mountaineering courses from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering which includes the Basic Mountaineering Course and the Advance Mountaineering Course. She also did a Special Mountaineering Course and a Method of Instructions course from the institute.
She collaborated with Transcend Adventures company for her maiden attempt to scale Mount Everest made the news about Nahida’s successful summit public.
“The Fourth summit of the day is Nahida Manzoor along with her Sherpa Guide Nima Kancha. Nahida hails from the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The 26-year old lady has been passionate about the snow peaks and took to the mountains at a very young age,” Transcend Adventures posted on their official Facebook page.
She started crowdfunding for her summit and she got massive response from the sponsors, once this news was carried by TCI Max group and Greater Kashmir. TAs the news went viral Deputy Commissioner Srinagar also sponsored part of her expenses to promote sports persons from Jammu and Kashmir.
To support her many people came forward including former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir. She tweeted “Kashmiris too have dreams & aspirations like everyone else. Somewhere between stereotyping & demonising them, human stories are lost. All of twenty three, Nahida Manzoor is the first Kashmiri woman to scale Mt Everest. More power to her & the youth of J&K.”
National Conference leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah who is National Conference leader and former chief minister also congratulated Nahida and two other Jammu and Kashmir police officers for summiting Everest.
“It’s a proud moment for our state and its people. I congratulate the trio who have successfully scaled the world’s highest peak. Moreover, the team also comprised of a girl. I congratulate her, and I believe that her achievement has the ability to transform a generation, as will do her male counterparts. They truly are an inspiration for others,” Omar said in a statement.
We hope just like Nahida Manzoor, youth of Kashmir will keep conquering their dreams and never ever give up on their goal. Till then we’ll keep bringing you inspirational stories like this.