Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Great Honour…

Our Managing Director, Capt. Swadesh Kumar received “Life Time Achievement Award”  from Adventure Tour Operators Association at their 9th Annual Convention held in Srinagar. He has been honoured for his outstanding contributions in the field of adventure tourism in the country. He received the award from Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Jenab Omar Abdullah, during the inauguration ceremony of the Convention on 12th September, 2011.

Capt. Kumar is the Founder President of ATOAI, which plays a significant role in promoting adventure tourism in India, and has been recognized by the Ministry of Tourism as the prime body of the Indian adventure tourism industry. Our MD’s dedication and untiring efforts since the early seventies, has flowed in one more award at Shikhar Travels.

Mission at 7077 metres…

    Shikhar is always being aware of its responsibility to provide benefits to the community where we travel, and this is what was being kept in our minds during the recently operated Mt. Kun(7077m.) expedition. The Expedition comprised of Spanish climbers, Allain Andres Ruiz, the team leader, Carlos Sabndo Grasa, Enrique Ripoll Pascual and Ruben Canadas  Maiziegui.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ms. Chime Dolkar, a young mountaineer who has recently joined Shikhar family, Passang and Basant Raj, Sherpas who have been here since over two decades, got together on a mission to clean the base camp of Mt. Kun at the height of 4500 metres .The biodegradeable waste was being broken down into small pieces and fed to the Yellow-billed Chough, a bird nestled at higher-altitudes.The non-biodegradeable waste like the mineral water bottles, tin cans, tin items and polythene bags were being brought back to Kargil and disposed into the garbage area.

      Having the opportunity of handling over 250 expeditions from all over the world, our Mt. Kun expedition had also been a great success. It’s the efforts and dedication of our Managing Director, Capt. Swadesh Kumar, that encourages the entire team at Shikhar to adopt such small initiatives towards conservation of environment in the area of our travel operation.  


Conference on Clinical Nutrition & Cardiovascular Diseases

Having an opportunity to organize an International event in the Capital City of India, New Delhi at the India Habitat Centre, proved to be a great success for Shikhar MICE.The conference was inaugurated by Shri Harish Rawat, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industry, Govt. of India which was presided by Professor Abhijit Sen, Member, Union Planning Commision, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha).

The 16th World Congress on Clinical Nutrition, organised by International College of Nutrition, was held under the leadership of Dr.S.S Rastogi as President, Dr. R.B Singh, Chairman Scientific and Dr. A.K Singh, Secretary General of the 16thWCCN and The 6th International Congress on Cardiovascular diseases, organised by International College of Cardiology, was held under the leadership of Dr. Adarsh Kumar as President, Dr.V.V Muthusamy, Chairman Scientific and Dr. Rajnish Sardana, Secretary General of the 6th ICCD. Dr.Lekh Juneja, President,ICN (International College of Nutrition ) also marked his presence at the event.

The above conferences ,witnessed a good attendance where scientists; nutritionalists and cardiologists from leading hospitals; researchers, professionals and students from renowned universities joined the congress to meet and exchange the ideas amongsts themselves inorder to develop  better management of Nutrition. An International Event where there were around 200 registered delegates doctors, scientists, physicians present to discuss the current nutritional, health, agricultural, heart problems and reach consensus on vital issues related to nutrition.The doctors presented their papers and delivered the key note lectures. The Conference was a great opportunity for the younger generations to meet the masters in the field and make new friends.

Shikhar MICE hardworking and dedicated team comprising of Prachi Mishra, Soumendu Sur, Gaurav Walia, offered caring and personalized services.The Certificate of Excellence was awarded to our Managing Director, Captain Swadesh Kumar. The event was a great success for Us!