The renowned Indian Mountaineer Arunima Sinha who became the first woman amputee of the world for climbing Mount Everest in 2013, has been honoured by an honorary doctorate from a prestigious UK university for her towering inspirational achievements.
On Tuesday, at the graduation ceremony of Strathclyde University in Glasgow, the woman amputee of India Arunima Sinha has been bestowed with the honorary doctorate. She has been appreciated for her reputable inspirational achievements in the Barony Hall.
The first woman amputee of India who wins Everest said about the prestigious honour, “I’m very happy and grateful to receive this honorary degree from the University of Strathclyde. This award delivers a good message to the youth of India and the world over that if you strive to reach your goals in life your achievements will be recognised”.
Everest winner Arunima Sinha who was a former national Volleyball player of India had to truncate her left leg below the knee due to her wound she got after being thrown from a train to resist a robbery.
She took professional training from Bachendri Pal, the first Indian Woman who won the highest peak in the world. After her recovery from the severe wound which made her an amputee, she determined to climb the highest peak in the world. Arunima Sinha became the first female amputee of the world to climb the highest 8848-meter peak in the world.
The Vice-Chancellor, Principle, as well as professor of the Strathclyde University, Jim McDonald said, “Arunima is an inspiration to amputees around the world. Not only has she shown real spirit, courage and determination in overcoming adversity, but she is also using her compassion and positivity to help other people”.
Professor McDonald added, “Arunima embodies the values of Strathclyde and we are delighted to recognise her achievements by making her an Honorary Doctorate of the University”.