New Delhi. 7th June 2022: Heyansh Kumar, a 3 year 7 months 27 day boy from the outskirts of a village in Haryana’s Gurugram called Babra Bakipur is making headlines for becoming the youngest mountaineer in the world. Heyansh has made the country proud through his admirable action of showing exemplary determination in scaling Mount Everest Base Camp at such a young age. The base camp is located 5364 meter above sea level. His expedition was sponsored by Mankind Pharma. Mankind Pharma supported the young boy and facilitated by giving him 10 lakh to fund his training. The amount was given last year, which helped him in developing his skillsets.
Heyansh Kumar completed his formal training in Himachal Pradesh. He started the journey on 23rd April 2022 with his father Manjeet Kumar and made his way to Mount Everest Base Camp with the help of a proper travel plan. Throughout the journey they stopped at Fagdeen, Namche Bazaar, Tongbaechu, Ferichi, Thukla, and Gorakshep before reaching the final destination. Earlier, the record was owned by four years and 4 months old, Advit Goleccha. To honour him, Deputy Commissioner Gurugram Nishant Kumar Yadav felicitated Heyansh for his undeterred resolve to scale the Mount Everest at such a young age.
Mr. Rajeev Juneja, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mankind Pharma said, “I am thrilled and emotional to see that Heyansh, the little boy has managed to climb the highest peak. I am fascinated to witness the undying and undeterred attitude of the young boy. We at Mankind Pharma feel proud that we supported the boy financially. We salute the indomitable spirit of Heyansh, and wish him all the best in his future endeavour. We see a great future lies ahead in front of him, and he will make the country proud.”
He also said, “I am elated to see that the company is assisting people because we firmly believe that it’s our duty to support the future of India”.
Shri Bodh Raj Sikri, Vice Chairman of Haryana state CSR Trust who recommended this candidate to Mankind Pharma said, “Haryana is a proud state that nurtures the culture of sports amongst the population residing in the place. The state is responsible for bringing about more than 40 percent medals. And keeping up with this spirit of sportsmanship, Heyansh has emerged as a resourceful asset bringing accolade to the state at such a young age by becoming the “Youngest person to reach base camp on foot” to Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.”
Heyansh’s father, Manjeet Kumar, “It’s so hard to express my feelings. Going forward, I will make sure that he receives the best training, so he can make India proud. I am thankful to the Mankind team for bestowing their trust in my son and supporting him at such a young age. It’s not just about the monetary support, but the encouragement and motivation which boosted Heyansh’s confidence, received from them is highly appreciable,. No matter how much successes Heyansh Kumar may achieve in future, the place of Mankind Pharma will always be established in the hearts of my family.” Mankind Pharma, India’s homegrown pharmaceutical company has been instrumental in recognizing the real heroes of our society.
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