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Ajeet Bajaj, an adventurer and explorer, is the first Indian to have completed the much-acclaimed Polar Trilogy comprising skiing to the North Pole, to the South Pole and across the Greenland Icecap. With over 25 years of experience in adventure sports, Ajeet was conferred the Padma Shri by the President of India in 2012 for his achievements in adventure sports. He has won a bronze medal in the national games for kayaking and one silver and two bronze medals in international rafting competitions in Switzerland and Siberia, Russia. He captained the international team for world white water rafting championships in Turkey in 1994. He is a qualified climbing instructor from the French National School of Alpinism and Skiing and is a PADI certified advance open water scuba diver. As a civilian, he has served as expedition leader and chief instructor for several river running courses and expeditions for the Indian Armed Forces. Ajeet has played an important role in the development of adventure tourism in India and served two terms as President, Adventure Tour Operators Association of India. He chaired the Ministry of Tourism committee for national policy on camping and policy on caravan tourism. He is a member of the National Tourism Advisory Council and was Chairman, Sub-Committee on Adventure, Sustainable, Wildlife and Rural Tourism for the 11th Plan (Ministry of Tourism). He received the 'Hall of Fame' award from the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India in 2010. He is an Honorary Director, Himalayan Environmental Trust and a Fellow, Royal Geographical Society. He served on the advisory board for the Adventure Travel Trade Association world summit in Mexico in 2011 and is a member of the Training and Education Workgroup of Global Sustainable Tourism Council, a United Nations World Tourism Organisation. He is the Managing Director of Snow Leopard Adventures Pvt. Ltd., a National Tourism Award winning adventure tour Company. While running a highly successful adventure tour company, Ajeet endeavors to fulfill his responsibility to society. Towards this effect, he initiated in 1995, the Ganga First Aid Centre near Rishikesh to provide basic health care to the villagers. He is also actively supporting Divya Prem Sewa Mission, a Haridwar-based NGO, which provides free education and housing to over 250 underprivileged children. In August 2011 under the guidance of Ajeet, a special wing for girls was set up at this home. He is a Fellow of the fourth class of Kamalnayan Bajaj FellowshipFellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.