FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) on Tuesday felicitated Arunima Sinha, the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest, besides offering lifetime membership to badminton star and Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu. FLO, which is a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), is an all India body for the women.
FLO President Vinita Bimbhet said “Arunima Sinha is a woman of substance, who has truly scripted her own destiny and reached the zenith of success and has proved time and again that there is no limit to human achievements.
“In honour of her phenomenal accomplishment, FLO is privileged to felicitate her. A fearless women, an icon of inspiration – she is a winner in the journey of life. FLO salutes her and celebrates her for all that she has achieved and all that she out to achieve in her glorious journey as a woman of great substance.”
“Arunima Sinha is world’s first female amputee climb to Mt. Everest. She is also the first female amputee to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Elbrus, Mt. Kosciusko Mt. Carstensz Pyramid, Mt. Aconcagua and Mt. McKinley, Antarctica,” added Bimbhet.
Olympic medalist P V Sindhu was accorded a civic reception in Vijayawada on Tuesday by the Andhra Pradesh government even as she grew nostalgic about the first steps she took as a badminton player in the city.