Every year Team Ranbhoomi runs a social campaign as a part of the fest and this year we have decided to champion the cause of Gender equality through our sports fest. We have launched several initiatives to spread awareness and break stereotypes and one such attempt is our Pre-fest Guest Talk Series – Aavahan.
Aavahan, as the word suggests, is a call. A call for equality, a call for awareness.
Under Aavahan, on 16th November, a talk was given by 16 year old Ms Jaahnavi Sriperambuduru.
You may ask, who is she?
By the time that she celebrated her tenth birthday, Jaahnavi Sriperambuduru had not only completed nearly 2 High Altitude Treks, 5 National Treks and around 25 local treks, but had also proved her mettle in other adventure sports such as rafting, parasailing, paragliding, and rappelling.
Ms. Jaahnavi is on a mission named Mission7Summit which, as the name suggests, encompasses scaling the highest peaks on the seven continents. She became the youngest woman in the world to scale Mt. Elbrus (the highest peak of Europe) when she was 13 years old and the youngest person to scale the summit of Stok Kangri when was 12 years old. Both these achievements are merely the tip of the iceberg which is Ms Jaahnavi’s luminous mountaineering career.
When she is not busy scaling new heights, Ms Jaahnavi indulges in classical dance, being a trained Bharatnatyam performer. She also dabbles in painting.
The achivements of Jaahanvi, when shared with the IIM Indore community during the guest talk given by her, not only motivated them but made them full of praise and admiration for her courage and achievements.