Srikaanth Viswanathan Honored with the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award

Srikaanth Viswanathan Honored with the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award

Srikaanth Viswanathan, a 49-year-old Indian open water swimmer from Bangalore who completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming in 2019, was awarded with India’s highest national adventure award, the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2020 by Honorable President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind in the Water Adventure category.

He said after receiving his award, “I was very thrilled to receive this award and it is indeed a great honor to have received it from the Hon’ble President of India amidst the other sporting stars of the country. This award should motivate others to pursue their passion wholeheartedly defying inhibitions, societal pressures etc. I am a firm believer of the fact that limits of our capabilities reside only within the boundaries of our mind. When we develop courage to come out of our comfort zone, we can truly enjoy a more fulfilling life. My heartfelt gratitude to my friends and coaches for their encouragement & support during this journey. Special thanks to my family for allowing me to chase my dreams!

There were 6 winners in the following categories:

  1. Ms. Priyanka Mangesh Mohite Maharashtra – Land Adventure
  2. Sh. Jay Prakash Kumar Jharkhand – Land Adventure
  3. Col. Amit Bisht Uttarakhand – Land Adventure
  4. Ms. Sheetal Uttarakhand – Land Adventure
  5. Sh. Srikaanth Viswanathan Karnataka – Water Adventure
  6. Lt. Col. Servesh Dhadwal Punjab – Air Adventure
  7. Sh. Jai Kishan Delhi – Life Time Achievement

Tenzing Norgay GM OSN, born Namgyal Wangdi, and also referred to as Sherpa Tenzing, was a Nepali-Indian Sherpa mountaineer. He was one of the first two individuals known to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which he accomplished with Edmund Hillary in 1953.

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