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First Bihari Woman Who Scaled The Mount Everest

22 Jul

Nirupama first from Bihar to unfurl Tiranga on Mt Everest. Squadron Leader Nirupama Pandey has become the first person from Bihar to climb the 8848 mt high Mount Everest. Ms Pandey performed the feat on May 25 this year.

A Bihar information department statement here today said Ms Pandey, a class-I, Gazetted Officer from Indian Air Force, presently posted to Air Force station, Rajokri, New Delhi under Headquarters, Western Air Command, New Delhi has achieved the distinction of becoming the first person from Bihar to unfurl the ‘Tiranga’ on the highest point of earth, Mount Everest.

In a telephonic talk, Ms Pandey said that she feels proud to be a Bihar resident who has scaled Everest.

Ms Pandey has made Bihar proud by not only becoming the first girl but also the first person from Bihar to reach the summit of Everest. With this remarkable achievement, Bihar has also joined the league of 14 other Indian states which has at least one Mount Everest summiteer to its credit.

Ms Pandey while climbing Mt Everest followed the South East Ridge route from Nepal which was used by Hillary and Tenzing in their first successful expedition to Mt Everest in 1953.

The team was flagged-in after the successful summit by Defence Minister A K Antony here on June 10.

Squadron Leader Pandey hails from Jamo-Jalalpur village of Siwan district of Bihar.

Born to Rajendra Pandey and Uma Pandey, the officer is married to Squadron Leader Prakash Jha, who is also a co-officer and also a qualified mountaineer.

The 30-year-young dynamic lady officer was part of first Indian Air Force all women officers expedition to Mount Everest which was flagged off by Air Marshal J N Burma, PVSM AVSM VSM Air Officer- in-Charge Administration here on April 13, this year.

Ms Pandey started her mountaineering career in 2007 by undergoing basic mountaineering course from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi. The lady officer has several other mountaineering expeditions to her credit which includes Mt Stock Kangri (6121 mtrs) in Leh, Mt Kamet (7757 mtrs) and Mt Abhigamin (7357 mtrs) in Garhwal region and Mt Saser Kangri I (7672 mtrs) in Ladakh region.

The officer has completed her schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya.

She attained graduate degree in commerce from Ness Wadia college, Pune and MBA from Wadia college Pune with specialisation in marketing.

Squadron Leader Nirupama Pandey is a 2003 batch Indian Air Force officer who graduated from Air Force academy as Flying officer in Accounts stream. The officer is a national level athlete. The officer while undergoing training in Air force academy has won the best in outdoor training trophy and cross country champions trophy 2003 in women’s category.

The officer has also undergone basic parajumping course. For her exemplary service and devotion to the service, she has been commended by the Air officer commanding in chief, Headquarters Central Air Command.

Source Link: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-16133.html

Mr Nitish Kumar’s China Visit Will Boost State’s Agriculture, Industrial Infrastructure, Irrigation System & Tourism

11 Jun
The ruins of Nalanda University in India where...

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As we aware, our chief minister Mr Nitish Kumar will undertake a ‘goodwill’ visit to China from June 12.

Officials said that during his visit in China Mr Kumar would visit power plants, besides looking into its agriculture and irrigation systems. Mr Kumar would also inaugurate a seminar on ‘Budhhism: Mapping Asia’s History and Culture’ in Beijing on June 18 and attend a programme which is organized by Indian origin citizens in his honour in Shanghai. He would also visit Sandong and take a trip to the Great Wall of China, the officials said. Chinese sources said, had been impressed by the rapid economic growth of Bihar and has shown deep interest in making investments in Bihar.

Chinese Ambassador to India Zhang Yan during his Bihar visit in January had appreciated Mr Kumar for his efforts and announced coöperation with the state in developing agriculture and industrial infrastructure and reconstruct the ancient Nalanda University as part of the China-India Exchange this year. Consul General of China in Kolkata Zhang Lizhong too was expected to lead a Chinese delegation to Bihar to boost trade and industrial tie-ups, the officials said.

Does Anyone Know The Famous Mathematician Aryabhatta Belongs To Bihar?

10 Jun

Aryabhatta (476-550 A.D.) was born in Patliputra in Magadha, modern Patna in Bihar. Many are of the view that he was born in the south of India especially Kerala and lived in Magadha at the time of the Gupta rulers; time which is known as the golden age of India. There is no evidence that he was born outside Patliputra and traveled to Magadha, the centre of education and learning for his studies where he even set up a coaching centre. His first name “Arya” is hardly a south Indian name while “Bhatt” (or Bhatta) is a typical north Indian name even found today specially among the great “Bania” (or trader) community of Bihar.

Whatever this origin, it cannot be argued that he lived in Patliputra where he wrote his famous treatise the “Aryabhatta-siddhanta” but more famously the “Aryabhatiya”, the only work to have survived. It has mathematical and astronomical theories that have been revealed to be quite correct in modern mathematics. For instance he wrote that if 4 is added to 100 and then multiplied by 8 then added to 62,000 then divided by 20,000 the answer will be equal to the circumference of a circle of diameter twenty thousand. This calculates to 3.1416 close to the real value Pi (3.14159). But his greatest contribution has to be zero. His other works include algebra, arithmetic, trigonometry, quadratic equations and the sine table.

He already knew that the earth spins on its axis, the earth moves round the sun and the moon rotates round the earth. He talks about the position of the planets with its movement around the sun. He refers to the light of the planets and the moon as reflection from the sun. He goes as far as to explain the eclipse of the moon and the sun, day and night, the contours of the earth, the length of the year exactly as 365 days.

He even computed the circumference of the earth as 24835 miles which is close to modern day calculation of 24900 miles.

This remarkable Bihari was a genius and continues to baffle many mathematicians of today. His works was then later adopted by the Greeks and then the Arabs.