June 17, 2019 at 11:34 am #5600
A Sincere effort to streamline the Adventure
सह्याद्रीतील ट्रेकिंगचा सिझन आता लवकरच सुरू होण्याच्या मार्गावर आहे. पावसाळ्यात अनेक सुप्रसिद्ध जागांवर होणारी गर्दी जी त्या जागेच्या Carrying Capacity च्या कित्येक पट जास्त असते, ती गर्दी त्या जागेचंही अतोनात नुकसान करते आणि सुरक्षिततेचा मुद्दा सुद्धा पुन्हा पुन्हा ऐरणीवर येतो. किल्ल्यांवर असुरक्षिततेमुळे होणारे अपघात आणि अनेकदा जमलेल्या संस्थांमधली चढाओढ त्या संपूर्ण ट्रेकसाठीच मारक ठरत आली आहे. त्यामुळे एखाद्या ट्रेकसाठी प्रत्येक ग्रुपची सदस्यसंख्या किती असावी आणि तो ट्रेक एकमेकांच्या सहकार्याने सुरक्षितपणे कसा करता येईल तसेच उपस्थित ट्रेकिंग ग्रुप्समधील नाहक चढाओढ संपवून एक खेळकर वातावरणात हा साहसी खेळ कसा पुढे नेता येईल ह्याबद्दलची एक मीटिंग काल पुण्यात घेण्यात आली ज्यात सुमारे 25 ट्रेकिंग ग्रुप्सचे सदस्य / लिडर्स / Owners सहभागी झाले होते.
येत्या काळातली आणि भविष्यातील ट्रेक्स दरम्यानच्या कॉमन समस्या आणि त्यावरची उपाययोजना ह्यावर निखळ चर्चा झाली आणि चर्चेअंती एकमेकांमधील सहकार्य वाढवून तसेच गर्दी टाळण्यासाठीच्या योजना आखण्यात आल्या आहेत. तसेच डोंगरात घडणाऱ्या अपघातांना आळा घालणे आणि दुर्दैवाने तसं घडल्यास On Field Cooperation वाढवणे ह्याबद्दल एकमत झाले. काल काही कारणामुळे ह्या मीटिंगला अनुपस्थित राहिलेल्या ट्रेकिंग ग्रुप्स पर्यंतही ह्या मीटिंगचे Output पोहचवून त्यांनाही ह्यात सहभागी करण्याचा प्रयत्न असेल.
काल ह्या मीटिंगला ज्येष्ठ गिर्यारोहक वसंत वसंत लिमये ह्यांची उपस्थिती आणि मार्गदर्शन लाभले. तसेच महाराष्ट्रातील संपूर्ण ट्रेकिंग आणि Adventure Sports क्षेत्रातील एक अत्यंत महत्वाची घोषणा मीटिंगदरम्यान करण्यात आली जी लवकरच सर्वांसमोर येणार आहे.
सध्या होणारे अपघात, पर्यावरण दृष्टीने संवेदनशील असणाऱ्या ठिकाणांची होणारी नासधूस आणि ट्रेकिंग ग्रुप्समधील सहकार्य ह्या मुद्द्यांवर काल अतिशय Healthy Discussions झाली. हे पाऊल म्हणजे अंतिम उपाय नाही तर एक सुरुवात आहे. फरक पडायला नक्कीच वेळ लागणार आहे ह्यात वाद नाही पण ह्या निमित्ताने सर्व गिर्यारोहक एकत्र आले हेही नसे थोडके.
टीप : कोणी टॅग करायचे राहिले असल्यास कमेंटमध्ये नाव टाकावे – Onkar oakJune 17, 2019 at 11:38 am #5601
Unity is Strength…. Successful meet of around 22 Registered Adventure clubs in Pune held yesterday aiming to adhere Safety rules, Avoid Overcrowding at same place, etc etc. Vasant Limaye Sir gives a very Good n positive thoughts to all. In coming future many Changes will happen in all organisations… Those clubs who have not yet contacted please call us n be a part of Revolution.
Onkar Oak Satish Marathe vikas kaduskar Vinayak Vishwanath Belose Prachi Pravin Shinde #ManishaGhodke Anand Kenjale #AnilMate #Tokendrakumar #abhayGhanekar #swapnilkhot #someshsahane #amrutpatil #ajittakalkar #rohineemane #darsganwagh #gopalbhandari #pushkarajkalsulkar Sunil Gujar #safety #sahyadri #maharashtra #AdventureJune 23, 2019 at 9:50 am #6341
MAC (Maha Adventure Council) stands for such meaningful interaction between all the stakeholders of the field of Adventure. Very soon, MAC, with the help from Ministry of Tourism, Government of India (Western region) will organize a workshop of Adventure at Mumbai. This will be a great opportunity for the stakeholders of Adventure in Maharashtra to come together and discuss a comprehensive plan for development of Adventure Tourism in Maharashtra.
Responsibility is accepting that you are the cause and the solution of the matter.
One community… One for the community.
#responsible #MAC #adventure #mumbai_trek_leads
https://www.facebook.com/roshan.dalvi.18/posts/10219486504295589June 23, 2019 at 12:39 pm #6347
Meeting was hosted by Mr. Manoj Kalwar from Travel Trikon at 91, SpringBoard Business Hub Pvt Ltd, Godrej & Boyce, Gate No. 2, Plant No 6, LBS Marg , Opposite Vikhroli Bus Depot, Vikhroli ( West ), Mumbai – 400079
*Date* : 22nd Jun 2019
*Timing* : 10 am to 2 pm
*Attendee* : 48 Organisers/Leaders from different groups.
*Agenda of the Meeting:*
1. Personal Introduction of all the present Leads
2. Today’s concerns during the events and the reasons behind it
3. Solutions to avoid overcrowding and mitigate the risk factors
4. To focus on cooperation amongst all the leads
5. Primary focus to mitigate the accidents and unnecessary risks during the treks
6. Plastic in trails
*MOM of the meeting:*
*01* . Meeting was started at 10 am under the guidance of Mr. Ratnesh Javeri, Mr. Dilip Lagu, Mr. Divyesh Muni and Mr. Onkar Oak from Pune who are the founder members and Advisors of Maha Adventure Council (MAC).
*02* . Meeting was started by discussing the challenges faced on field by different Trek Organisers and Leaders. Eg. Over crowding, misbehave of trekkers, Alcohol consumption on forts and casualties on the field.
*03* . After hearing the challenges from different representatives Mr. Divyesh Muni highlighted the need of common platform (MAC) for all the groups and its advantages. Mr. Dilip Lagu explained the origin and functionality of MAC. Mr. Onkar Oak read the Memorandum Of Association (MOA) of MAC. Few important functions of MAC has mentioned below.
*a)* Maha Adventure Council (MAC) is formed to unite different Registered Profit Making & Non Profit Making Companies/NGOs/Groups under one roof who organise adventure activities on Land, Air and Water.
*b)* Any adventure related registered Company/Proprietorship Firm/Partnership Firm/ NGO can become member of MAC by paying Annual Subscription of Rs.1000. The fund raised through subscription money will be utilised for common interests of the members.
*c)* MAC is established to set standard norms, provide safety guidelines and arrange training which is required to run the adventure activities smoothly.
*d)* The Legal Advisory Team of MAC is challenging the GR in the Court which is issued by the State Government in 2014 regarding rules and regulations for adventure activities in Maharashtra. Most of the clauses in this GR is against the Organisers and Leaders.
*e)* This team will also provide assistance to MAC members who comply with the standard norms during the event to protect them from incorrect legal proceedings against them in case of casualties on the field.
*f)* MAC will provide the grade to Adventure Companies basis how they follow MAC’s standard compliances. This rating will help Adventure Companies to get more clients and business.
*g)* MAC will interact and assist Government bodies and collaborate with them in the process of formation of different policies for Adventure activities to protect the interest of Adventure Activities.
*h)* MAC will provide certification courses relating to first aid and to enhance technical knowledge of Trek Leaders and field support staff as a part of MAC’s safety norms.
*04* . It is decided to create the list of organisations on google drive who are willing to become the member of MAC. Also the representative from these organisation will be added in WhatsApp Group created for providing update on the progress of case against Govt GR by MAC.
*05* . It is decided to arrange the next probable meet to discuss more about MAC in the month of Oct’19.
*06* . The meeting was adjourned by providing thanking note to the guests and Mr. Manoj Kalwar for hosting the meet.
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adventure soulsJune 28, 2019 at 9:50 am #6755
As rightly said, with challenge come perseverance and gumption, with hardship come resilience and resolve, any profession without challenge seems pale and pointless.
Every working field faces some or the other issues and discussing them on social media is definitely not a solution. But contributing towards the purpose of resolving these problems would surely create a better situation to be in beacause, with purpose come strength and understanding.
Sahyadri Trekking and adventure industry too runs on same principles. Historical forts, mountains, waterfalls, climbing pinnacles are nowadays seen crowded with unprofessionals. This leads to unnecessary accidents and pollution in the environment. Crowded trekking spots go viral on social media and people start judging the professionals who thoroughly follow the basic rules of adventure field. To avoid such misunderstandings, we need to meet and think about a permanent solution to this. Some problems are meant to occur every year but a sane step can at least bring situations under control.
To share awareness and spread positivity abot adventure field, MAC has organized a small meet up. I hope to see you all there. Thank you!
Everything is possible by coming together.🙏July 25, 2019 at 10:53 am #9658
THE CONVERSATION HAS JUST STARTED is how I can sum up today’s MAC Pune Meet 24th july 2019..
This was an effort, to try and get community together, create more awareness about GR and sharing it’s positives and negatives of GR with the people who are part of this ecosystem. Started with a audio visual unsafe adventures and then sharing info about MAC and it’s role, followed by an interactive session, is how, it was concluded…
Seniors from the field shared their experiences, insights on GR, work done till date & what’s the future if we do not stand together TODAY??…
Definitely a courageous step MAC has taken to bring all of us together.. The path is definitely difficult but we must come together for a common goal to achieve “Safe practices” in Outdoors and when going for adventures in Maharashtra … !
And to support this, becoming a MAC member is the first step and then you should contribute with your skills, experience in adventure field to help MAC define the right policies and practices..
This is what I feel…..
MAC Introduction and Discussion 24th july 2019 pune
Maharashtra Cultural Centre, Rangasharada Hall, 1st Floor, Tilak Road
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