N. Varaprasad, a youngster from N.R. Peta of Chittoor rural mandal, who successfully scaled the Mount Everest, was felicitated by Chittoor District Collector P.S. Pradyumna here on Wednesday.
According to a press release issued by SETVEN, Mr. Varaprasad was the only finalist from among the 12 participants selected from the district for undergoing training at various stages.
In the first stage, the participants underwent rigorous training in November last year. The number reduced to seven and then to four. They underwent training in Darjeeling and Jammu & Kashmir in last November and this January respectively.
Beyond this, Mr. Varaprasad was the only person from the district who was selected for further training in Ladakh in February, followed by another camp in April and May. He achieved the feat on May 22.
Zilla Parishad Chairperson Geervani Chandraprakash, Chittoor SP S.V. Rajasekhar Babu, SETVEN CEO – District Youth Welfare and Sports Officer Lakshmi and others were present at the felicitation ceremony.