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Ms Bachendri Pal is the Chief of Adventure Programmes at Tata Steel Jamshedpur and is also the Director of the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF), a premier Institute in India promoting Adventure Programmes & Leadership Development courses among youth and women as well as corporates, Institutes and other organizations. Ms. Pal, the first Indian woman to conquer Mt. Everest in 1984, is widely recognised for her pioneering role in planning, organising & leading pathbreaking expeditions for women. She is also known for her innovative pursuits over three decades in developing Leadership skills through Adventure Expeditions. The Prime mover of any organisation, society or nation is its people and she has made many a leader benefiting them and in turn those whose lives they have touched.

Born on May 24, 1954, in Uttarkashi Ms. Pal did her Bachelor’s Degree in 1978 and Master’s Degree in 1979 both from Garhwal University. She completed the Outdoor Educators’ Course from Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuit Centre in New Zealand and pursued Leadership development Programmes from the Outward Bound Trust Ullswater Cumbria UK. She has also visited many outdoor schools round the World, that have have helped her develop, design and deliver Leadership Skills to professionals, management/technical students, rural youth and the underprivileged.


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Mountaineering and Adventure Expeditions

Enabled others to scale Mt. Everest

  • Arunima Sinha (first female amputee in the world to do so in 2013)
  • Hemant Gupta (one of the very few IITian to climb Mt Everest)
  • Poonam Rana
  • Premlata Agrawal (a mother, the only woman her age in India to reach the Top in 2011)
  • Sandeep Toliya
  • Susen Mahao

Books & Publications

Awards


Other Recognitions

1997 PEOPLE OF THE YEAR (BY LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS)
1995 YASH BHARTI AWARD BY THE GOVT. OF U.P.
1997 HON. D.LITT BY THE UNIVERSITY OF GARHWAL
1985 NATIONAL YOUTH AWARD
1985 NGOLD MEDAL BY THE DEPT. OF EDUCATION OF U.P.
1990 FIE FOUNDATION’S NATIONAL AWARD
1990 Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records
1985 KOLKATA SPORTS JOURNALIST’S ASSOCIATION AWARD
2009 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BY KOLKATA SPORTS JOURNALIST ASSOCIATION
2013 VIRANGANA LAKSHMIBAI RASHTRIYA SAMMAN FOR PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ADVENTURE SPORTS AND WOMEN’S UPLIFTMENT IN THE COUNTRY

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