Karnataka brave girl becomes the first woman forest officer to complete Antarctica expedition

Vanquish certainly makes sense when taken with a brave heart and a courageous mind. If someone breaks a stereotype and gets a point, they will definitely be praised and considered a great role model in front of the world. Exemplifying the same, a Karnataka forest officer now completed a whole journey of the coldest continent Antarctica and became the first Indian woman forest officer and the third forest officer to reach Antarctica.

Deep J Contractor who is 38 years old has conquered Antarctica as part of the 2041 Climate Force Antarctica 2022 expedition. Deep is a 2011 batch Indian Forest Service officer and she decided to go with a dare that no other forest officers tried to and is an overwhelming moment for this youngster. 

“ I always believed that my body and my age are things that are not conducive. The expedition was held during the autumn fall climate in Antarctica, before the winter sets. So we didn’t face very extreme temperatures,” Deep responded to Hindustan Times when asked about her experience during the journey. 

“Even now I don’t believe that Iam the only and first Indian woman forest officer to reach Antarctica, still I believe that many could do the same. I am working to bring more and more courageous minds to the forefront and to take risks in their life. Taking risks in life is not at all a waste thing, it will definitely pave the way towards success if you try hard for it,” said the officer. 

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Deep along with her husband work in the forest service department. It was her husband who supported her to conquer Antarctica. When the news about Deep’s expedition came in limelight, she was applauded by social media users, and her Instagram and the official Twitter handle have been flooded with warm wishes. 

It was Charulatha Somal, an IAS officer from the 2012 batch who recommended for this expedition. She also had participated in it earlier. The intention of Deep’s journey was also to study the climate changes and habitats of the Antarctic lives. The expedition was held during the autumn fall climate in Antarctica, before the winter sets.