Nishat scales Everest as first Bangladeshi woman
5/20/12
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Nishat Majumder has become the first Bangladeshi woman to climb the peak of the Mount Everest.

Nishat, a 31-year-old accounts officer of Dhaka Wasa, on April 9 started an adventure from Kathmandu to the base camp of the Mount Everest to hoist Bangladeshi flag atop the highest mountain in the world.

She reached the Everest's 8,850-meter-high (29,035-foot-high) summit along with MA Mohit, the first Bangladeshi who conquered the Everest twice, at about at 9:39am Bangladesh time on Saturday.

Muhit climbed to the peak of Mount Everest for the first time on May 21, 2011.

Earlier on May 23 in 2010, Musa Ibrahim conquered the Mount Everest as the first victor to fly Bangladesh's national flag on the globe's summit.

Though Muhit was companion of Musa Ibrahim that time, he could not climb up to the Everest top due to inclement weather.

Nishat, earlier had conquered three Himalayan peaks higher than 6,000 metres.

Born in Laxmipur, Nishat completed her SSC at Bottomley Home Girls High School and HSC at Shahid Anwar Girls College. She did her bachelors and masters in accounting from Dhaka City College.

Wasfia Nazreen, another Bangladeshi girl, has also reached the Everest base camp to scale the highest mountain.

Meanwhile, President Zillur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Leader of the Opposition and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and Finance Minister AMA Muhith congratulated Nishat for conquering the Mount Everest as the first woman of Bangladesh.

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