GGIM Avhaan – Nirmaan – Udaan 2017-18 (Outdoor Adventure Education)

To develop confident and daring attitude among youth, Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering (GGIM) has launched a comprehensive outdoor adventure education programme Avhaan-Nirmaan-Udaan (ANU) for school children.

Outdoor adventure education connects us to the nature and teaches us to appreciate natural beauty and behave responsibly. Ever since the Stone Age era, nature has been playing a crucial role in human evolution. It has been a greatest source of energy mankind has ever fortunate to have. Today, with the fast growing cities, technological development; wilderness is on a retreat. Still there are enough places in Sahyadri, which continue to sensitize us with their pristine beauty and overwhelm us with awe-inspiring wisdom.

Giripremi Mountaineering Club has been conducting Avhaan Programme for past 10 years with the motive of creating a generation of daring minds. From the year 2015 onward, the onus has been shouldered by GGIM.

Avhaan (level 1: for new outdoor enthusiasts)

Nirmaan (level 2: for those who completed Avhhan)

Udaan (Level 3: for those who completed Nirmaan)

These programmes are getting launched this year. Activities and courses such as trekking, rock climbing, mountaineering, camping, environmental science, history, archaeology and geography of Sahyadri, photography, science and technology in mountaineering and biodiversity studies will be newly conducted via experiential learning by highly trained mountaineers. These modules will play a crucial role in nurturing leadership, team spirit and caring attitude toward others. Children will learn new skills, knowledge and experience and carry home unforgiving memories. The curriculum for this programme is divided in 10 months which will have an outdoor activity for every 8 months, 3-4 days camping session in Diwali vacation and a 10-12 days Himalaya Trek in summer vacation. At the end of the programme, all the participants will be certified by GGIM.

Through ANU, GGIM wish to bring students closer to the wilderness, imbibe boldness and self-reliance and make them able travellers not only in outdoors but in every walk of life.

Secondly, ANU will be the chief catalyst in evolving student’s overall personality. Each of the modules will carve various facets of individual’s nature. There will be the times when students will face hardships; there will be the challenges they have never seen and there will be the emotions they have never experienced. Through ANU, they will learn to face fear. They will imbibe qualities such as modesty, courtesy and respectfulness. They will be fierce, persistent and hard working in chasing their goals. And one day, they will be the true responsible citizens India is in dire need.

First briefing meeting for all participants and parents has been scheduled as follows:

Venue: Mahatma Phule Museum Hall, Ghole Road, Shivaji Nagar Pune.

Date and Time: 11 June 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon.

Following are simple steps for registration

Step 1 –

Download GGIM Avhaan-Nirmaan-Udaan Course Content

Enrollment procedure will begin after the meeting on 11th June 2017

(First page of the indemnity form should be printed on a stamp paper of 500 Rs. remaining pages can be printed on plain paper. After that the document should be notarized by a legal practitioner)

Step 2 –                Print the downloaded form and fill the same.

Step 3 –                Payment of fees offline

Option 1 – Pay the all fees by cheque in the name of “Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering”

Option 2 – Transfer fees in our bank account

Bank details are given below –

A/c Name – Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering

Bank Name – HDFC Bank, Mayur Colony

A/c No. – 50200009999572

IFSC code- HDFC0000149

A/c Type – Current A/c

Step 3 –               Submit duly signed form with one passport photo of participant to GGIM before 1st activity.

For any further details you can contact

Vivek Shivade – 9769302934

Bhushan Harshe– 9822323147

Chandan Chavan  – 7767031975

Dinesh Kotkar – 9890499955

Ankit Sohoni – 8975398886

Or you can visit our office at following address –

Between – 6 pm to 8 pm – Giripremi, 1207/B, 1st Floor, Asmita Society, Apte Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune 411004

Between – 10 am to 6 pm – GGIM Office no. 102, First Floor, Chintamani pride, near City Pride Kothrud, Pune 411038


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