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Mountaineer Nawang Gombu to get adventure award

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New Delhi, Aug 24 (UNI) Ace Mountaineer Nawang Gombu will be conferred Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards for Life Time Achievement for the year 2005.

The award is another feather in the cap of Gombu who has won a host of national and international honours, including the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, Howard Medal of the National Geographic Society, USA, the IMF Gold Medal, the Arjuna Award and the prestigious Padmashree and Padmabhushan.

Besides Gombu, mountaineer Chhering Norbu Bodh (Land Adventure), parajumper Shital Kamalakar Mahajan (Air Adventure) and Comdr Mukul Asthana (Water Adventure) have been selected for the award considered to be the adventure sports' equivalent to the Arjuna Award.

The members of the Central Selection Committee for the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards 2005 met on August 11 to select the awardees.

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards, along with the Arjuna Awards and other Sports awards, will be given away by the President of India in a function at Rasthrapati Bhawan on August 29.

Government of India instituted the National Adventure Awards (renamed as Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards) in 1993, with the aim of promoting adventure activities on Land, Air and Water.

These Awards are at par with the Arjuna Awards and carry a cash Award of Rs 3 lakh, a bronze statue and a scroll of honour.

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