An Ex-Indian Army Officer and a World Record Holder in adventure sports, Navin Gulia is a multiple award winning, internationally acclaimed, Author, Adventurer, Thinker, Orator and Social Worker.
National Role Model Award 2007, Times of India ‘Global Indian of the Year’ Award 2005, Limca Book ‘People of the Year’ Award 2005, State Award for Adventure Sports 2004, Chief of Army Staff Commendation 2005, Karmaveer Chakra 2009, CavinKare ‘Ability Mastery’ Award 2006, Indira ‘Youth Kranti’ Awards 2011, Godfrey Phillips ‘Mind of Steel’ 2010, Karmaveer Excellence Award 2012, CNN IBN ‘Real Heroes’ Award 2012, ‘Indian Pearl’ by The Week magazine 2012.
Despite getting injured in the army at the age of 22, he continued his passion for adventure sports, modifying his own cars to drive and flew powered hang gliders and micro light air crafts. In September of 2004 he created a World Record in Adventure All-Terrain Driving by driving non-stop for 55 hrs to reach the world’s highest motorable mountain pass, the formidable Marsimik La at 18632 feet. A record that stands unbeaten till today.
He runs an organisation called ADAA ‘Apni Duniya Apna Ashiana’ (Our World Our Home), for the welfare of under-privileged children from the weaker sections of the society. His organisation works for street children, village children and differently able children. You can know more about his social work from his organisation website www.adaa.in