Amit Negi, who recently scaled the world’s third-highest peak Kanchenjunga carrying a flag with the Shoolini University logo, emphasised that every challenge could be overcome with grit and determination.
Amit Negi, the first civilian from Himachal Pradesh to scale both Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga, said, “faith and determination can work wonders”.
Negi, who recently scaled the world’s third-highest peak Kanchenjunga carrying a flag with the Shoolini University logo, emphasised that every challenge could be overcome with grit and determination.
Speaking at the Guru Series of Talks organised on the university campus, Negi stated that while trekking on the first and third highest peaks of the world, he faced difficulties that could have cost his life, but his faith got him through and helped him accomplish the mission.
Revealing why he carried the Shoolini flag to the Kanchenjunga peak, he said students from our country went abroad for higher studies even though we have a top 200 global university in Himachal itself.
Negi, who hails from the Kinnaur district of Himachal, climbed the IMF Mount Everest in May 2021. Earlier, he participated in the Pre-Everest Expedition through NCC to Deo-Tibba with effect from 30th May 2012 to 6th July 2012. He also climbed Mount Trishul and attended the Alpine Climbing Camp from 7th to 26th January this year.
Though fascinated with sports and NCC in his early days, Negi was not happy with his performance, so he decided to pursue mountaineering. He completed his training at the Nehru School of Mountaineering, Uttarakhand.
Welcoming Negi, Director of Learning and Innovations at Shoolini University Ashoo Khosla appreciated how he had motivated the students of Shoolini even during the tough times of the pandemic, during a webinar under the same series.
Assistant Prof, Dean Students Welfare office, Shard gave the vote of thanks at the session. The session was also attended by Dean Students Welfare Poonam Nanda. The session was streamed live on the Shoolini University YouTube channel.