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One of Kumar’s firm beliefs is that this planet doesn’t belong to us. We belong to it. And as such, all of us have a responsibility and duty to sustain and nurture our planet’s environment. And keep it clean and environmentally sound so that it can survive and flourish, and future generations can also enjoy its fruits. With this in mind, he’s been at the helm of, and put his shoulder behing, environmental progress projects and has been  a member of various committees to identify and frame guidelines for key environmental issues, many of which have been incorporated by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
Both, under the umbrella of Shikhar Travels, and at a personal level, Kumar's efforts aimed at tourism development have always been balanced with  his personal concern  for the society at large, and desire to create employment avenues in areas of low opportunities and high exploitation - such as mountain regions and desert areas. His thrust has been on creative research and venturing into new areas and  evolving new programmes, focusing on off-peak marketing, thereby expanding India’s overall tourism base. He’s been looking at the ‘larger picture’.  

He’s also had the distinction of organising and participating in a trek in 1992, led by Mr. Reinhold Messner under the banner of the Himalayan Environment Trust, chaired by Capt. M.S. Kohli for a very successful Gangotri Cleaning  Project.