Mountaineer Nitish Singh from Gorakhpur unfurled the national flag at Mount Kilimanjaro peak, the highest mountain in the African continent. He scaled a height of 5,895 meters above sea level and unfurled the Indian tricolor flag at the mountain on January 26 at around 6:50 AM.
He even took to Twitter on Sunday and wrote, “With the blessings of all of you, on January 26, Republic Day, at 6.50 am, the pride of India hoisted the tricolour on Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak of the continent of Africa. With the support of all of you, the name of the country, state and Gorakhpur has been elevated at the international level. People have supported me to overcome difficulties. Now I aim to scale the top seven highest peaks of the world,” he said. “I have also raised a flag for the transgender community for supporting me in my journey”, he added. He said that it took him three days to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. He now plans on scaling several other highest peaks across the globe.