Sandhosh Kumar – Mountaineer for a Cause
How many of us really take initiatives to show our concern to a particular cause which may be existing for so many decades. We might be concerned about a cause but it’s about how we show the concern through action. Here is a young man who didn’t stop with his feeling for the cause but has plunged into an action to support the cause. Sandhosh Kumar hails from Puduchery, South India who did his schooling in Chennai. Further he graduated and worked in Singapore for quite sometime and realized his deep passion for climbing mountains.
Sandhosh Kumar is a guy who has always been an adrenalin chaser and he developed a fascination for snow-capped mountains over the last few years and that’s how he wanted to change his passion to reach out a good cause. Sandhosh Kumar says as he climbs more, he realized that the chase for personal quest alone wasn’t enough.
You may wish to check Sandhosh Kumar’s podcast interview where he explains how his passion turned out to help a social cause. Click here. Sandhosh Kumar – ClimbEverestWithMe
There are many problems in this world and he wanted his climbs to mean more to him and the world. Hence, he embarked on a journey to highlight the problem closest to his heart, the problem of child sexual abuse, which is highly prevalent in India, while he attempted to scale the highest mountain in the world. To mention few of his earlier achievements he climbed some of the highest peaks in the world- Cho Oyu (8201m), Mont Blanc in Western Europe (4810m), Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa (5895m) and Everest Base Camp. Sandhosh Kumar is all set to take off for an ambitious mission of climbing Mount Everest in about 20 days from now. Besides climbing Everest he is actively supporting the cause of Child Sexual Abuse through pursuing his passion for climbing mountains.
He has come up with a novel plan to raise funds — for the expedition as well as to help the organizations in raising funds. He has been meeting with corporates and individuals through a campaign titled “Climb Everest with Me” to substitute his expedition cost and raise funds for child sexual abuse.
Below is a video of Sandhosh Kumar’s podcast by Shrinidhi Hande
Sandhosh Kumar was one of the participants of the 3rd edition Cerebrate 2010 which is the prestigious achievers gang-up which took place in Marg Tapovan recently. Cerebrate achievers team wishes this young man all the very best to pursue his novel cause. To know more about Sandhosh Kumar you can check out Wikipedia.
Here we leave you with a option to support this young man who has a great vision in supporting child sexual abuse. As responsible individuals, if you think through some means you can support Sandhosh Kumar because small action have a bigger impact. Here are few options and ways in which you can help him reaching the peak through your small contribution.
Through one of the unique ways Sandhosh kumar is trying to raise funds is by carrying a banner to the top of Everest made of YOUR photographs and images. For only US$50, you can have your picture or picture of your loved ones photographed at the summit of Mount Everest. Of course, you are welcome to buy more than one block to have a bigger picture or one block for each member of your family. Needless to say, contributions will go both towards the climb and the cause.
How can you help? 1. Contribute to the Banner (secure credit card payment, takes 5 minutes). HURRY! ONLY A WEEK LEFT TO PRINT THE SUMMIT BANNER.
2. Make a simple Donation through the website. http://www.climbeverestwithme.com/donate.php
3. Spread the word to as many people as possible. Update your status on Facebook with a message along the lines of ‘My friend is climbing Mount Everest in aid of prevention of Child Sexual Abuse.Please support him by contributing on his website at http://www.climbeverestwithme.com
4. Follow Sandhosh Kumar’s progress in http://www.facebook.com/climbeverestwithme and keep him motivated. Hoping that he will send some live updates from the mountain including pictures of the banner at various points.
P.S. Check out the Media coverage of Climb Everest With Me in Singapore and India.