Nilgiris Kendra
Kulapati Munshi Award
Wing Commander Paramvir Singh being awarded the Kulapati Munshi award
The Nilgiris Kendra of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan conferred the Kulapati Munshi award this year on Wing Commander Paramvir Singh, who is on the faculty of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He is an adventure sportsman and is an acclaimed long distance swimmer, open sea Scuba diver, certified Rafting guide, Triathlon athlete, as well as a high altitude marathon runner, mountaineer, skydiver and paragliding pilot, and was conferred the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award in 2015. He holds twelve World records, three Asian and five National records for his many achievements, especially in long distance swimming.
With his team, he has swum the English Channel, rafted down the Ganga from Gangotri to Gangasagar and in 2015, he led the first ever historic swim down the entire stretch of river Ganga, from Devprayag to Frazerganj.
He has also accomplished several medley relay swims in the Arabian Sea, including Around Mumbai swim and the 1031 kms 26/11 Tribute Swim in 2016.
All these expeditions were dedicated to promoting social causes like Swachh Bharat, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Clean Ganga, Start Up India, Rotary's End Polio Now drive and Peace and Conflict resolution.
Dr. M.R.Srinivasan, Chairman of the Nilgiris Kendra, hoped that the officer's feats would enthuse young students to take more interest in sports and physical fitness.
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