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Bachendri Pal Sits In Support Of Anna Hazare

PTI 25 Aug 2011, 18:56:14 IST

Jamshedpur, Aug 25 :  Bachendri Pal, the first woman to climb Mount Everest, came out in support of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and staged a sit-in at Sakchi area here today.

Pal, chief of Tata Steel Adventure Sports, was accompanied by Premlata Agarwal, the oldest Indian woman and first from Jharkhand to climb Mount Everest three months ago and Bangaluru's mountaineer-cum-lawyer Kokila Sudha.  Supporting civil society's Jan Lokpal Bill, Pal said she has been supporting Hazare's campaign against corruption right from the beginning.

Pal said a stringent anti-corruption bill had become necessary in the country to check the menace, “which has crossed all limits affecting general masses in the country”.  People from all walks of life came out in support of Hazare and took to the streets demanding an effective bill to tackle corruption.

Processions, dharnas and meeting were being organised across Kolkhan division comprising East and West Singhbhum and Saraikela-Kharswan districts of Jharkhand. PTI