Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad Divyang Khel Academy


Lucknow, U.P.




Arunima Sinha is the world’s first female amputee to climb Mt. Everest. She was a national level volleyball player and football player. In 2011, while travelling to Delhi for a job CISF she was pushed out of running train by thieves while resisting to give her gold chain. Before she could move, another train on a parallel track crushed her leg below the knee. She lost her leg after doctors amputated it to save her life. She was brought to the all India Institute of Medical Sciences and was there for 4 months. She was provided a prosthetic leg free of cost by a Delhi based private company. While still being treated in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, she resolved to climb Mt. Everest. She excelled in the basic mountaineering course from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and later on signed up for training under Bachendra Pal, the first Indian woman to climb Mt. Everest. She started her ascent of Mt. Everest. She reached the summit of Mt. Everest on 21st May. Later on, in Novemver 2011, she opened “Chandra Shekhar Azad Viklaang Khel Academy” for physically challenged, handicapped people where they can get trained in different sports and be self-dependent, so that they get equal opportunities and full participation in Society.

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2015: Padma Shree (the fourth highest civilian award of India)
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