Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, a couple working with the Pune city police, scaled the Mt Everest summit in Nepal on May 23, news agency IANS reported from Kathmandu on Monday. The couple, both aged 30, and working as police constables, are currently posted at the Shivajinagar headquarters of Pune city police with C and A companies respectively. The two entered the police service in 2006 and got married in 2008. In the past too, the couple participated in several adventure activities, said an officer from Pune police HQ.
The IANS report said, “Along with the Indian couple, two Nepali sherpas, Furba and Fushemba, also reached the top of the Everest. The trip was organised by Makalu Adventure. The couple had taken permission to climb the Everest in 2015 but due to the earthquake, they had postponed their plan.”
The news agency quoted Tarakeshwari as saying, “We had committed that we would not give birth to a child until we climb Mt Everest. With pride now, we want to become parents.”
The two had embarked on their mission from Pune in April after receiving permission from the police department. City police commissioner Rashmi Shukla said, “It is really a great achievement. We are proud of them.”