Kolkata based MSP Foundation today felicitated Ms. Piyali Basak for her historic achievement of scaling Mount Everest without the support of supplemental oxygen. Ms. Piyali Bask is the 1st Indian woman to attain such remarkable milestone.
Attempting Everest summit without oxygen is a brave feat in itself and on 26th May 2022, the Chandannagore girl, Piyali Basak created history which made all Indians proud. Ms Piyali Basak, a primary school teacher, a mountaineer has to face much hardship in her quest to conquer Mount Everest without oxygen support. After mortgaging her house and all her savings, she could only shell out Rs 18 lakh and to climb the Everest, one needs at least Rs 35 lakh. Piyali took to social media and raised another Rs. 5 lakh.
When the country is celebrating 75 years of Independence, MSP Foundation thought what a better way to celebrate the independence than honoring country’s golden girl for her success and support her to chase her dream. The foundation felicitated Ms. Piyali Basak and extended a small token of financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakh for her achievement.
Mr. Suresh Agrawal, Chairman, MSP Foundation said, “We as a responsible corporate citizen believe that it is our moral duty to honour and support those individuals who brings glory to India. We at MSP Foundation always supported such passionate athletes. I am extremely delighted to felicitate Piyali Basak, from a small town of West Bengal who has made India proud globally with her sheer determination. I wish all the success to Piyali on her future endeavours and promises that MSP Foundation will always be there to support her in achieving her dreams.”
Ms. Piyali Basak on the occasion said, “I am extremely humbled for the recognition and also for extending financial assistance. I would like take the opportunity to thank the entire team of MSP Foundation for such unconditional support that they have extended. I am sure that such gestures will definitely boost morale of Indian athletes to chase their dreams.”