Narendra Yadav’s claim to conquer Everest is fake
Narendra Yadav’s claim to conquer Everest is fake. Narendra Singh Yadav, who claims to climb Mount Everest, will not receive the Tenzing Norgay Award. Sources in the Sports Ministry said on Thursday that the fake documents were submitted by Narendra Singh Yadav, who received the recommendation for the Tenzing Norgay Award last year. Therefore they will not be given this honour.
Yadav and his mountaineering partner Seema Rani were banned for six years by the Nepal government from mountaineering in their home country on Wednesday.
The 2016 Everest certificate given to him was also cancelled due to the submission of fake documents to climb the world’s highest peak.
An Sports Ministry official told PTI, ‘Narendra Singh Yadav’s issue has come to an end on our side. Investigations initiated by the ministry have revealed that he had falsely claimed to have climbed Mount Everest. He submitted fake pictures. Therefore, his name has been removed from the list of 2020 Tenzing Norgay Award. He won’t get it. ‘
Yadav’s name was initially recommended for the country’s top Adventure Sports Award, but later his name was put on hold after news surfaced of his apprehension of submitting fake documents.
The government-constituted committee to investigate the matter found that the documents Yadav had submitted were fake.
The official said that besides 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 body of the sport in the country.
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal on Wednesday banned team leader Naba Kumar Phukon for six years in addition to Yadav and Rani from mountaineering activities in the country. The certificates issued to them to climb Everest were also cancelled.