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Achievements Arohi Travels

Arohi Travels over the years has been instrumental in quite a few initiatives towards improving the Himalayan environment. MC Thakur with his years of experience as a mountaineer and trekker has been involved in trying to improve and preserve the environment and ecology of the Himalayas.beside the Tourism industry Arohi has been involved in promoting eco-friendly tourism in the Western Himalays.

M.C.Thakur has been actively involved in social activities, in the year 1995 floods which had endangered the lives of SASE army Personnels. He saved their life without caring for his personal life, for the gallantry work he was awarded "JEEVAN RAKSHA PADAK" by the President of India in 1998.

1994 - September:

Arohi Awareness Campaign against Pollution- The Rohtang Safai Abhiyan was a weeklong cleanliness drive held at the 13,050ft high Rohtang Pass and this was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister Shri. Vir Bhadra Singh.

1994 - October:

Arohi sponsored the Wild Life Week, which was celebrated along with the Rotary Club -Kullu chapter. Dr. A.J. Gaston a renowned conservationist of the Canadian Wild Life Service also attended.

1994 - November:

Arohi in collaboration with the Shimla Municipal Corporation conducted a drive to clean up Shimla town and create awareness about cleanliness among the residents. This drive was inaugurated by Shri. Sant Ram the State Forest Minister. A large number of participants joined the drive along with Shri. Satya Prakash Thakur the then Chief Parliamentary Secretary.

1995 - January:

This was a door to door campaign during which printed literature about the importance of environment protection and pollution control measures were distributed. The role of individuals among the residents and business establishments in active cooperation with the Nagar Panchayat Manali was also stressed.
On the occasion of "World Environment Day" Arohi organises a drive to keep the Himalayas clean and green by distrubuting leaflets to all the visiting tourists and putting up banners on the Manali - Rohtang Road.

1995 - May:

"The Role of Women and Youth in Nature Conservation" this was the topic of the meet held at Solang Valley. This was inaugurated by Shri Kamal Nath the Environment & Forest Minister, Government of India. About 2000 women and youth participated in this campaign.

M.C.Thakur was nominated by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment and Forest to be member of the Governing body of the G.B.Pant institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, where he served from 1994 - 2001. He was also made a member of G.B. Pant society.
M.C. Thakur was also member of the H.P. environment protection council, Govt. of Himachal pradesh.

1997 - May:

At a meeting of the H.P. Environment Protection Council MC Thakur raised a number points regarding the conservation and protection of the Himalayan environment and these were all considered favorably.

Meher Chand Thakur was also instrumental in the ban of plastic bags in the state. This was done due to the heavy pollution that these non-biodegradable bags were causing to the environment.

M.C.Thakur was also a correspondent for the daily English north Indian newspaper "The Tribune" and his artcle and write-ups on Tourism and Environment have been frequently published in this english daily from Chandigarh.

These are just a few of the many initiatives that Arohi Travels has been responsible for. Our basic aim is to restore and protect and preserve the flora nad fauna of the western Himalayas. We are continuing to spread awareness among the local populace and visitors about the urgent need for Nature and Wild Life conservation besides encouraging the youth to join in this venture.

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