MAJOR H.P.S. AHLUWALIA


Major H. P. S. Ahluwalia is an Indian mountaineer. During his career of 45 years, he has made contributions in the fields of adventure, sports, environment, disability and social work

Maj. Ahluwalia has also been the President of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation and Delhi Mountaineering Association. He was also the Chairman of Special Ability Trust (created to assist young achievers with disabilities with fellowships and scholarships), Youth Exploring Society (with its chapter in Ireland, West Germany and Italy), Rehabilitation Council of India (a Statutory Body under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment), Chairman of Planning Committee of Persons with Disability of 12-year plan and Chairman of the Committee of Drafting Country Report

Realizing the needs of persons with spinal injury, Ahluwalia, with the support of his friends, set up the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India in 1993

NATIONAL AWARDS


  Jewels of Punjab - 2017

  Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award for lifetime Achievement - 2009

  Padma Bhushan - 2002

  National Award for the Welfare of People with Disabilities - 1998

  Padma Shri-1966

  Arjuna Award-1965

  Order of the Khalsa (Nishan-e- Khalsa) Tercentenary of the Birth of Khalsa

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS


  FRGS - Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (United Kingdom)

  Fellowship conferred for significant contribution to studies and literature written on Environment and Adventure

  CONDOR-DE-ORO - A high Argentinean honour given for overall contribution to adventure writing / participation in Adventure Sports.

  Advisor/Consultant to the Argentina Everest Expedition

  National Award for the Welfare of People with Disabilities-3 December 1998

  World Health Initiative for Peace Award, 29 July 2013

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