ROING, May 31: Muri Linggi, the third Everester from the state, returned home on Thursday to a grand welcome by the people of Roing, the Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS), her clan members, and the Lower Dibang Valley district administration.
The 40-year-old mother of four daughters, who has brought laurels to the state by summiting Mount Everest on 14 May, was received at the gate by a huge crowd, and from there was taken on an open-top jeep to the circuit house, followed by an entourage of well-wishers.
At the circuit house, Linggi was given a warm welcome by Deputy Commissioner Mitali Namchoom, ADC Chesta Yadav, ZPC Sipi Elapra, DSO Raju Mipi, and the HoDs of various departments of the district.
Linggi shared her experience and thanked everyone for supporting her dream and making it a success.
The DC congratulated Linggi and everyone who extended their support to her. She also urged the sports and youth affairs department to encourage others, especially the younger generation, “to take inspiration and scale more heights.”
DDSE Igo Doye said that the department is very proud of Linggi, who currently works as a peon at the government middle school, Arungo.
Former MP Laeta Umbrey said having two Everesters come from the very small Idu-Mishmi community is a matter of pride.
“Parents should not only pressurize children towards studies but should encourage other activities too. Careers can be made out of sports,” he said.
“Take inspiration from Tine Mena and Muri Linggi. To climb the world’s highest peak not only requires physical power but a lot of mental strength as well,” he said.
IMCLS vice-president Bhishen Mepo appreciated Linggi’s husband Tamange Mipi’s support to her.
ZPC Sipi Elapra, ZPM Iduli Sipa Mena, senior citizen Ketene Linggi, and IMCLS GS Rao Dele also spoke.