50 age daatina pedda vallaki pani em untadi intlo krishna rama antu kurchoni…manavadu, manavarallatho adukovadam tappa. Avunu anthega anedi manalo 90% cheppe answer…kani ilanti stereotype mindsets ki kadu oldage ante vallaki adi okkate pani kadu vallu anukunte edaina chestharu age is just number ani prove cheyali anukunnaru Visakhapatnam couple and they did it.
1. Meet Ravi Kishore & Soudamini Mallapragada an elderly couple from Visakhapatnam proved that age is just a number:
Ravi Kishore Mallapragada aged 61 & Somdamini Mallapragada aged 57 iddaru Visakhapatnam residents. Ravi Kishore is a mathematics professor at Yanbu Industrial College in Saudi Arabia and Sowdamini is an elementary teacher at a government school in Visakhapatnam. Iddaru teacher profession lo undatam and vere countries lo separate ga untu ostunnaru. Aithe ee iddaru couples tama next generation ki just grandparents ga undipokunda edaina cheyali anukunnaru.
2. Ravi Kishore shared idea of Scaling Mt Kilimanjaro With his wife Soudamani:
Tana wife tho India lo unna time lo chala places ni explore chesina Ravi Kishore ki 2019 lo Kilimanjaro trek cheddam cheddam anna idea occhindi. Adi tana wife tho cheyali anukunnadu…tanaki chepthe tanu kuda ok anindi. Tana wife Visakhapatnam nundi Tanzania ki vellindi ee iddaru trek ki kavalsina physical exercises and mental preparation antha jarigindi kani inthalo Covid-19 pandemic occhindi. And ee iddariki inka time dorikindi almost 2 years Kilimanjaro mountain temperature and trek lo oche hurdles anni study chesaru.
3. Finally they did it now at the age of 61 & 57:
Ravi Kishore Mallapragada age 61 and Soudamini Mallapragada age 57…ee age lo just 5 kilometers walk anna chala kastam. But they decided to trek to the highest mountain in Africa & the highest single free-standing mountain above sea level of 5,895 meters in the world – Mt Kilimanjaro. July 25th they started trek….10 to -5 degrees temperatures ni brae chesthu ee old couple 6 days lo ee trek ni complete chesaru.
4. They face many hurdles such as mountain sickness, knee pains etc but they never give up:
Gilman’s peak anedi last stop of Kilimanjaro….adi reach avvali ante chala kastam. Regular mountaineers eh chala time tisukuntaru and chala mandi give up icchina incidents unnayi. Just like andaru mountaineers laage this old couple suffered mountain sickness such as headache, vomiting, nausea, runny nose, fever, sleeplessness, shortness of breath. Ravi Kishore half of the way vellaka naa valla kadu ani chethulu ettesaru kani his wife motivated him to trek. Manam ee mount trek chestunnam ani husband Ravi Kishore ni encourage chesaru. Ala ee iddaru daily 10-11 hours trek chesthu…they completed the trek in 6 days.
Ala ee iddaru couple South Africa’s highest peak ni expedition chesi age is just number – manam cheyalani anukovali anukoni mana will power mundu anni chinnave ani chesi chupincharu.