First IAS Officer of India to climb the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest.

-NH Desk,New Delhi

Mr Ravindra Kumar is an ex-Seafarer, I.A.S. Officer, Mountaineer, Author & a person with a deep interest in Social Services. He is the first IAS Officer as well as first Seafarer of India to climb Mt. Everest. He has also written a book ‘Many Everests’, which has a tremendous capacity to change people’s life by teaching them a positive way of life and giving them a miraculous tool to success called ‘Advanced Positive Visualization’. In short span of his life, he was awarded “Sikkim Khel Ratna Award” by the Government of Sikkim and “Vishesh Khel Samman” by the government of Bihar and many more accolades.

He was born and brought up in a farmer’s family in a remote village in Begusarai District of Bihar. He attended a number of different schools as he moved up through his education including Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Begusarai and Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Ranchi. He completed his 10+2 education as well as cleared Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Entrance Examination in the year 1999 but he decided to take shipping as a career and so, joined Training Ship Chanakya (Mumbai). From there, he got Graduation Degree in Nautical Science in the year 2002 and joined an Italian Shipping Company ‘Finaval Spa’.

Job In Shipping

After graduated from T.S. Chanakya, Mumbai, he worked in Shipping (Merchant Navy) in a company called Pentagon Marine Service from 2002 to 2008 continuously, during which he was promoted to the rank of Chief Officer in 2007, a managerial rank officer on the ship. But in 2009, discontinued his job and came to New Delhi to prepare for civil services examination. His love for sea attracted him to come back to ship even during civil services examination preparation and he used to go to ship for a few months after writing mains examination. His last sail was in 2011 after the declaration of the final result and his selection in civil services examination. During his job at sea, he travelled across all the oceans of the world and also visited all the continents except Antarctica. Working with Europeans gave him good experience in Human Resource Management. Later, the zeal to serve the people of his own country motivated him to quit the job in shipping and join civil service. So, he joined the Indian Administrative Service in 2011 after clearing civil services examination.

Social Services

Other than sports and adventure activities, he has been actively contributing to the field of social welfare and has taken many initiatives in the past to help poor and helpless people. For example, He organized voluntary fund contribution campaign on Facebook and collected and handed over Five Lakhs & Seventy Thousands Rupees to help the aggrieved family of two students, who lost their lives after getting selected into Civil Services Examination. While undergoing training in I.A.S. Academy Mussoorie; he organised many blood donation camps to collect blood, which would be used in an emergency to save the life of many people who need it on urgent basis. He also organized many health camps for poor children in the vicinity and collected fund worth One Lakh & Twenty-Six Thousand Rupees to support the higher education of children of poor staffs employed in I.A.S. Academy Mussoorie.

Many Everests

An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dreams into Reality’ is a thought provoking book, which has tremendous potential to change the way you look at your life. It reveals to you the hidden potential lying idle in you, using what you can fulfill your long cherished dreams, what have been unfulfilled over the years. The book gives you a new approach to life, a new way to make and live a happy, successful and peaceful life. It has been written with the aim to spread the key to success amongst the common people and to ignite the minds of thousands of hopeless people especially youth and students.
many books-newAlthough the book depicts the true story of a boy, who, in spite of coming from one of the lowest strata of society and in spite of facing multiple obstructions & hindrances in life, sets up many milestones in the short span of life like clearing IIT Entrance Examination, clearing Civil Services Examination (IAS Examination), climbing Mt. Everest, improving health and wealth status over a short span of time and many more, ranging from the extreme mental activity to extreme physical activity; but the major focus of the book is the well-tried and tested trick to success, what author calls ‘Advanced Positive Visualization’. The beauty of this book is lies in the simple way, in which author has scientifically explained about the reason behind the effectiveness of this new technique by connecting the dots of old as well as modern scientific researches including Einstein’s theory of relativity and yogic research, which is easily understandable by the common people.
Author has further explained how common people can take advantage of this technique by showing its effectiveness in various ups and downs in his own life and by analyzing the positive effect of technique in various ups and downs of life.
To understand the technique deeply and reap its benefit, you are suggested to read the whole book.

To commemorate the Golden Jubilee Year of first Indian Ascent of Mt Everest in 1965, an “All India Services Expedition to Mt. Everest” was organized in 2015. The Expedition was organized by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF), the apex body for Mountaineering related activities in India under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. The aforesaid expedition was recognized and supported by “Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports” as well as “Ministry of Personnel and Training”, Government of India.
The Team comprised of five All India Services officers from five different states of India. The leader of the aforesaid expedition was Mr Ravindra Kumar, an IAS officer of 2011 Batch from Sikkim. He had already climbed Mt. Everest in May 2013 and became the first IAS Officer of India to climb the highest peak of the world. Mt. Everest is his first peak in life, which he attempted and climbed in his first attempt in May 2013.

This was the first time in India that a group of officers from “All India Services” had joined hands together and was committed to taking such a courageous venture. The expedition was also first of its kind to climb the peak of Mt. Everest carrying the message of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ to raise awareness about health and hygiene in the world from the world’s highest peak. The Expedition was flagged off by Prime Minister of India, Sri Narendra Modi, on 27th March 2015 in New Delhi. After flag off, the expedition team arrived Kathmandu on 30th March 2015. The team commenced trekking in 1st week of April 2015 and reached Everest Base Camp at 17600 feet around mid-April. The team was scheduled to attempt the summit of Everest in the second half of May 2015 after completing a series of acclimatization in the meantime.
But Nepal earthquake and resultant avalanche shattered the attempt by killing and injuring many people at Everest Base Camp. Team Leader Mr Ravindra Kumar, with his tremendous inner courage, managed to rescue few lives along with his team advisor Mr Kazi Sherpa in extremely dangerous post avalanche scenario at Everest Base Camp and Himalayan Rescue Association appreciated his effort for the same.

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