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Climb your own Everest

January 21, 2012 divider image

Capt. Ms Kohli

Capt. M. S. Kohli India’s Padma Bhushan & Arjuna Award Winner & most honoured mountaineer & legendary Himalayan leader visited our club on Thursday Jan 19, 2012 & spoke zealously about his various adventures in the Himalayan ranges to conquer the highest peaks… Nanda Kot & Annapurna III in the early sixties & leading Teams of Mountaineers from India & US on several Everest Expeditions. The accolades received by him from Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi & his addressing both the Houses of Indian Parliament. His career in the Indian Navy, Indo-Tibetian Border Force, Director-Air India spanning over 42 years & President of Indian Mountaineering Foundation & setting up of the Himalayan Trekking Foundation pioneering Mountaineering in India, White Water Rafting, Aero Sports, Tourist Charters to Goa, Tourism in Lakshadweep & Andaman Islands while Authoring more than 28 Books. He mentioned his visits to various Rotary Clubs in India, Australia & Singapore & praised the Community Welfare Projects being undertaken by our Club.

His Mantras to Achieve the peaks in one’s life / career were extremely well said & kept simple for all to understand a) Physical Strength by regular exercises particularly in the mornings b) Mental strength to endure c) Power of the Faith by surrendering oneself to prayers, irrespective of which faith. He delved into details by using an elemenary formula.. X = Intelligence, Y = Deligence & Z = Force of Character ie X + Y + Z = Achieving the Heights in any Profession.

President Tauby called the Meeting to Order, 2 minutes Silent Prayer was observed, Birthdays & Anniversary Greetings were read out by her. Rtn Dr. Shaunak Mokadam & Rtn. Mohan Anand read the Hemalkasa Project Report, Hon. Secretary Rtn. Dinesh Naidu made the Secretary & Treasurer’s announcements, Rtn. Deepesh Ajmera read Rotary News, Other Announcements were made by Rtn. Shailaja Pingle – Project Nutrition, Rtn. Parag Paranjape -Blood Donation, Rtn Ann. Nilima Jain – Senior Citizen Project, Rtn. Vikram Naidu – next week’s Programme , Rtn. Alok Goenka gave a vote of thanks. Meeting concluded with singing of the National Anthem.

Rtn. Vikram W. Naidu.

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