President Ram Nath Kovind conferred Tenzing Norgay National Adventure awards 2017 to 10 recipients at an event on 26th September 2018 in Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award is the highest national recognition for remarkable achievements in adventure on land, sea, and air.
Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award 2017 has been conferred to the all-women crew of INSV Tarini for circumnavigating the world in 8 months.
The INSV Tarini crew who received the award:
1. Lt. Commander Vartika Joshi
2. Lieutenant P. Swathi
3. Lieutenant Pratibha Jamwal
4. Lieutenant Vijaya Devi
5. Sub Lieutenant Payal Gupta
6. Lieutenant B Aishwarya
Other Recipients of Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards 2017:
1. Dr. AnshuJamsenpa- Mountaineer
2. Late Shri Ravi Kumar – Mountaineer
3. Capt Udit Thapar – Skydiver
4. SonamWangyal – Mountaineer (Lifetime)