Mountaineer Narendra Yadav's claim to climb Everest is fake, Tenzing Norgay Award will not be received

New Delhi: Mountaineer Narendra Singh Yadav, who received a recommendation for the Tenzing Norgay Award last year after claiming to have climbed Mount Everest, had submitted fake documents and would not receive this honor. Sources in the Sports Ministry gave this information on Thursday. Yadav and his fellow mountaineer Seema Rani were banned for six years by the Nepal government from mountaineering in their country on Wednesday and were given Everest title certificates in 2016 for submitting fake documents to climb the world’s highest peak. Was also canceled.

“The issue of Narendra Singh Yadav has come to an end from our side,” said a Sports Ministry official. Investigations started by the ministry revealed that he had made a false claim to climb Mount Everest. He submitted fake pictures. “He said,” Therefore his name has been removed from the list of 2020 Tenzing Norgay Award. He will not get it. ”

Yadav’s name was initially recommended for the country’s top Adventure Sports Award, but later his name was withheld after news of his fake documents being submitted to the media. The committee set up by the government to investigate the matter found that the documents Yadav had submitted were fake.

The official said that apart from the officials of the Sports Ministry in the inquiry committee, there were also representatives of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation of Delhi, which is the highest institution of the sport in the country. The Indian Mountaineering Foundation has received recognition from both the Central Government and the International Federation of Sport Climbing.

Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on Wednesday banned team leader Naba Kumar Phukon besides Yadav and Rani for six years from mountaineering activities in the country. The certificates issued to them to climb Everest were also canceled.

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