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Odia mountaineers- Kush Alarba and Lipika Seth- have achieved a unique feat in South Africa

Bhubaneswar:5/2/19: Braving all odds, two Odia mountaineers- Kush Alarba and Lipika Seth- have achieved a unique feat by scaling Mount Kilimanjaro in South Africa last month. Kush, a tribal youth from Alarputa village under Nandapur block of Koraput district proved that nothing is impossible if there is strong determination.

Despite his financial constraints, Kush managed to prove himself by undergoing rigorous training from his coach. Lipika, who also comes from a poor financial background in Bargarh, received financial support from Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd and local MP.

Both Kush and Lipika started their expedition on January 21 and on January 26 they reached the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in South Africa. The duo was accorded with a rousing reception after arriving in Bhubaneswar airport on January 29.

“Our next target is to climb highest mountain peaks of 7 continents including Mount Elbrus. I had got the opportunity through Bhubaneswar School of Adventures and my coach supported me a lot,” Kush said.

Brother of Kush, Lachamu Alarba said,” After we came to know about his achievement in South Africa we were extremely happy.”

Local residents of the tribal village said that with the help of government help, Kush can reach new heights and bring laurels for the country.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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