Hyderabad sources reported that after scaling the highest peak in Africa, Hyderabad boy Samanyu Pothuraju has now added another record to his name by climbing the highest mountain in Australia, Mount Kosciuszko. Accordingly the eight year old boy along with a team of five, including his mother Lavanya and sister achieved the feat on December 12.
He said "So far, he has climbed four mountains," an excited Pothuraju told news agency and even revealed his future plans. "Now, he is gearing up for Mount Fuji in Japan and he wants to become an Air Force officer when he grows up". Furthermore to promote the hand loom weavers in the state, the team donned Telangana hand looms while climbing the mountain.
Moreover Pothuraju's mother said, "For every summit, our team members plan a cause. According to us, we should go to the mountains with a cause and not without it. This time, we planned to support the handloom weavers." Previously Pothuraju, along with his coach and his mother, among others, had scaled Uhuru peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest peak in Africa. He had unfurled the Tricolor at a height of 5,895 meters above the sea level on April 2.