Testimonials

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  • It gives me considerable pleasure to write a few words of appreciation for what Pritesh has been doing through the Valsad Nature Club. I have been following his reports on Face Book with great interest and am delighted the way he is concentrating on exposing people of all ages to the delights of Nature. My huge regret is that I cannot join him on his many outdoor programs, but he has my blessings. If any one has taken the fullest advantage of what I have had to offer in the Himalaya, it has been Pritesh leading groups as indeed I would want them to be; I anticipate my vision being carried forward and improved on by Nature Club, Valsad.
    - Lavkumar Khacher , Ornithologist, Author, Naturalist, Jasdan - Rajkot, Gujarat
  • Mr.Pritesh Patel is an efficient environment educator from Valsad. He is an avid trekker and has acquired training from NIM. He is actively involved in nature conservation efforts all over the state and frequently organises related activities. He is also a good birdwatcher and photographer. He loves teaching little kids about nature and spreads awareness in a playful and lucid manner. He is a perfect combinaton of skill and tact, and is truly a naturalist at heart.
    - Mayur Rathod , Naturalist, Vijaynagar Ahmedabad
  • NATURE CLUB OF VALSAD Pritesh Patel is one more promising soldier in the steadily growing army of Nature Protection brigade, increasingly essential in the current scenario of environmental crisis. He is known to me since last two years and appears to be a decent person, having willingness to contribute and skills to match the requirements in the fields of Trekking, Mountaineering, Nature Protection Awareness, Cycling and such other activities directing the youth towards positive attributes of life. I wish him well for his educational projects and success for his future career.
    - Himanshu Prem , Naturalist, Maharashtra

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  • 2013 manali camp. I have been with NCV since its very beginning in 2011 and since last two years I am volunteering for the club. I have travelled a lot with other groups and clubs but my experience with NCV has been completely different and by different I mean great. The 2013 NCV Manali camp was so much fun and educative that it changed my perception about camping with clubs. Generally, in other camps, you might have problems with food, the place would not be that beautiful or the instructors might not be experienced. But in NCV you will forget all those quirks about group camping. There are gujarati chefs on the campsite who make tasty as well as healthy food for all three meals of the day, the place will be one of the most beautiful and mesmerising happenings in front of your bare eyes which sounds too good to be true but it is and you will have some of the most qualified and experienced naturalist/mountaineers around you for the whole time who are experts in various subjects such as flora and fauna, conservation of ecology and environment, mountaineering, photography and the history and geography of the himalayas. during my stay I was introduced to many new birds, flowers, butterflies and plants. The trek to Brigu lake and the experience of Paragliding were the icing on the cake At least the children can’t have a better educative as well as a fun experience than the NCV Manali camp. Manali has just been one of the greatest eye openers of my life. It made me experience how mother nature can be brutal and caring as well because, on our expedition day, the weather was bleak since 5am but it didn’t rain till we returned at 4 in the evening. It shows that along with the deadly and spacescraping peaks, Himalayas has got an internal soul which is very kind and gentle. I can never forget those 12 days of my life with friends, Pritesh sir and most of all, Manali. Trust me, you have to experience it to believe it.
    - Kavan Valsad , Student
  • Mastani manali Mulakat!!!! On 12th may 2014 my journey for manali began.. I was excited and looking forward for trekking!!! At the end of trip I rediscovered myself!!! Nature is the marvelous source of inspiration to live a strong life .. I had this incredible feeling because of pritesh sir and payal madam who had made phenomenal schedule of day that starts with morning yoga, nutritive break fast, trek, lunch , hot shower in evening and camp fire and fun at night!!! Most memorable pals are trek of pandu- ropaa which is at 12500 ft height, feels like conquering the world by reaching such a height!!! Bird watching amazed me a lot!! Got to see India's most beautiful birds near our camp site which was surrounded by apple trees, palm trees, peach trees, roses!!!! Adventure like rock climbing was fun to do!!! Having maggie and hot chocolate at top of Himalaya mountain was just most sweetest and cherishable pal!!! Finally at the end days of trip, we were honored to met Taat baba who leave in Himalaya mountain since decades!!! Guys one must Do trek of manali at least once in life with Nature Club Valsad :)
    - Rujuta Ahemedabad , Teacher