At 19, Ramya becomes youngest Keralite girl to conquer Himalayas
Valanchery (Malappuram): Ramya conquered the Himalayas at the age of 19 and also owned the record of being the youngest girl in Kerala to trek the mountain. A BCom student of Thunchan Government Arts and Science College in Tirur, Ramya conquered the Macha Dhar peak of Himalayas which is situated at an altitude of 15,400 feet.
Ramya is the daughter of Malappuram Athavanadu native Subramanian and Usha. She was the only Keralite among the 85 NCC women cadets that set out to Himalaya representing Kerala and Lakshadweep.
The team of girls from India and abroad set out for trekking Himalayas on May 19. They completed the mission during the days between May 23 to June 28. Among the team 66 cadets completed the trekking and rest of them had to quit halfway due to health issues.
Ramya said that she is indebted to the 29 Kerala Battalion of Calicut University for being able to bag the record. The army officers Kunvar and Devendra of the battalion and NCC officer of Thunchan college Shukkoor accompanied the team guiding them.
However, people came to know about Ramya’s record breaking achievement very late. Even the locals knew about it after the teachers and students of the school where Ramya studied earlier organised an event to honour her recently.