Name: Raja Sahota
What is your job?
I run an outdoors company in Dharamsala, India. It is called Himalayan Explorers
What social causes are most important to you?
Social issues are so intricately related that it is hard not to be involved in multiple causes. Currently I am more involved with environment stewardship through responsible tourism. I believe in sustaining the local economy by creating community based jobs that are ethically and environmentally sound.
What charities do you support – and how?
Leave No Trace – Small Business Associate
Rural Tourism Network Enterprise: We are their representative in this region.
Paryavaran: Paryavan is an N.G.O. involved in networking Indian professionals to solve environment related problems. We are hosting their volunteer researchers to assist them in their case study work which will lead to business proposals that will create environment protection/sustainability based jobs.
Navjagriti Youth Club, Gamru – Mentor