- It needs to be mentioned that Mandip has campaigned for the cause of environmental protection with concern for forests, wildlife, nature, communities, and sustainable tourism in India.
GUWAHATI- Mandip Singh Soin FRGS, a prominent international mountaineer, explorer, adventure travel expert, environmentalist, speaker and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society is in Guwahati for exploring Assam and on 6th December 2021 he interacted with the students of the Royal Global University (RGU) in an event organized in the premises of the university.
RGU Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr.) S P Singh, Assam Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua, Retd. IAS officer and Chairperson of Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Retired Professor of Cotton University Prof. Ranjit Choudhary, Guwahati Commissioner of Police Harmeet Singh and many other distinguished guests, students and faculty members were present during the event to listen to the experiences of Mandip Singh Soin.
Soin while sharing his experiences narrated how at the age of 14, he started participating in climbing expeditions while he was studying at The Air Force School under Hari Dang. While studying at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and during his early climbing years, he started playing an activist’s role for several environmental causes along with his expeditions. Even during the event he said, “Travel responsibly and when you go for holidays don’t carry single use plastic bottles, instead carry a water bottle.”
It needs to be mentioned that Mandip has campaigned for the cause of environmental protection with concern for forests, wildlife, nature, communities, and sustainable tourism in India. He is the Honorary Founder President of the Ecotourism Society of India, former member of international committees such as the Pacific Asia Travel Association, a Trustee of the Himalayan Environment Trust.
For the last three decades, he has visited over 50 National Parks and sanctuaries all over India, Sri Lanka, South Africa etc. to assess the Ecotourism potential, and lay out strategies for the Government & the tourism industry in India and worldwide.
As Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association India Chapter’s Environment & Ecotourism Committee, he was successful in getting the Indian travel industry to sign an environmental pledge in 1992.