Ropar, August 16, 2023: On the occasion of Independence Day Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann honoured an 8-year-old girl from Ropar, Saanvi Sood, with a state award in Patiala.
Saanvi, a student of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, had unfurled the Tricolour at Mt Elbrus (5,642 metres) on July 30. She is the youngest to scale three summits — Mt Elbrus, Mt Kilmanjaro and Mt Kosciusko
She had climbed Mount Kosciusko, the highest peak of Australia, on May 27 and Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak at 5,895 metre, in July last year. In June 2022, she became the youngest Indian girl to wave the Indian flag at a base camp of Mount Everest..