Telangana girl completes Antarctica expedition

Every year, a two-week expedition to Antarctica is hosted by renowned environmentalist Sir Robert Swan.

By Author  |  Published: 29th Mar 2018  11:45 pmUpdated: 29th Mar 2018  11:46 pm
British Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Fleming and Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Vigilance and IT Raghuveer felicitating Prathyusha Parakala. — Photo: Surya Sridhar

Hyderabad: Prathyusha Parakala, a software professional turned Radio Jockey fulfilled her dream with an expedition to the Antarctica and became the only girl from Telangana among the 90 Global Climate Force Ambassadors from 25 countries around the world.

Prathyusha was felicitated here on Thursday on the successful completion of her expedition to Antarctica.

Two years of her journey with the NGO ‘Teach for India’ inspired Pratyusha to join an expedition to the white continent. To make her dream possible, she required USD 23,000 for which support was extended by governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, NMDC, Hetero Drugs, Cyient Ltd and GVK Bio Sciences. During her 40-day expedition, Prathyusha said she came across many aspects of Antarctica including the continent being on the verge of becoming polluted.

Every year, a two-week expedition to Antarctica is hosted by renowned environmentalist Sir Robert Swan.

“It is a unique blend of leadership development and up to date education on climate change and sustainability,” she said.

British Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Fleming and Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Vigilance and IT Raghuveer and others attended the felicitation event.