Saturday, March 9, 2013

Dare to Dream- Tusi Das


Tusi is a passionate climber with 14 years of artificial and wall naturals and has grabbed couple of national and international accolades in climbing expeditions. She scaled Mt Thaley Sagar (6904 Mtrs) in July'12 and is the first woman in the world to conquer this highly technical peak. No doubts on her caliber and passion (having scaled over 6 peaks since 2006), Tusi is now aspiring to climb Mt Everest this April



I remember meeting Tusi last June on my climbing expedition to Mt Shitidhar. A CRUSADER, with a strong belief, criss crossed mountain passes comfortably while humming  Ekla Chalo Re  - Jodi Tor Dak Shune Keu Na Ase Tobe Ekla Chalo Re ( If no one response to your call, then go your own way alone).

Her aspirations are bigger than her pocket. She, being the sole earner in the family of 5 and monthly income of Rs 8000, had appealed to the Government of India to sponsor her expedition cost of 14 Lac. As she would be the 1st women from West Bengal to dream this big, Youth Service Department , Govt of WB has sanctioned her an amount of 5 Lac. SBI and family / friends have added another 5 Lac to her kitty.

The expedition starts in the 1st week of April and now she is short of 4 Lac.

Knowing her affairs with the mountains and her Belief, which is much stronger than Hope, i am compelled to spread the word to help her raise funds/sponsorship for something which many of us would not even dare to think.

More than the above, if she takes this expedition, she will have an exposure to a larger platform. Confident & Expert, as she is in her field, she can explore career opportunities in the mountaineering field and be self reliant and independent. She can be a catalyst to change and motive youth, especially women, to come forward and participate in the overall sports arena.

The challenge for her is to overpower the hurdle of arranging 4 lac in a short span of 10 days from now. She is willing is to promote the need on brand management / fund raising for a specific cause against the sponsorships as raised by the individuals / corporates

Small contributions by one and all can make a difference...
And she is on a look out for Angelic investors :-)

What do you have to say??

1 comment:

Priyanka Debnath said...

I AM VERY HAPPY TO SEE YOU ALL CLIMBING THE MOUNT EVEREST. I ALSO WANT TO CLIMB BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO JOIN........ CAN U TELL ME MY ID IS "pdebnath00@gmail.com" .