Speakers 2018

Malavath Purna

Youngest Woman to Scale Everest


Kakatiya sandbox team Dr. Neelam Maheshwari Director, Grantsmaking and Partnerships Deshpande Foundation India

At 13 years old Malavath Purna was the youngest woman to scale Everest. She trained at a prestigious mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling for training and nine and went on a training expedition to Indo-China border prior to tackling Everest.

Purna was born at Pakala village, Nizamabad district of Telangana state of India. She belongs to a tribal family, and her parents are farm labourers. She joined Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society for her education, where her talent was spotted by the secretary of the Society Dr. R. S Praveen Kumar

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