The Founders Mesage


We through the body International Pioneers wish to draw attention of the world towards Indian culture, ideals, and life. International Pioneers was founded 34 years ago with the moto Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam i.e. the entire world is one family. Its moto is the selfless service of the mankind. It was founded in August 1969 at Ramnagar, district Nainital, Uttranchal, India.

International Pioneers is mainly a service club fostering Indian culture, ethos and ideals. The Pioneerism makes no distinction amongst the religions or races. In stead, it cares about the entire mankind. During the span of past 34 years, the International Pioneers has rendered the yeoman’s service in field of serving the poor and suffering masses, and will very soon reach the international status.

Now the man is tired of many incidents happening around, particularly in developing countries that creates schism in the society at different levels. Our aim is to inculcate the spirit of ‘ONE WORLD FAMILY’ i.e. vasudhaiva kutumbkam through the Pioneers. International Pioneers is a social body. It has its roots in India, its branches have spread all over India and its members are involved in serving the Humanity. It should be a privilege to be a member of such an organization.

The Pioneerism is a movement, a massive campaign, and a guideline to lead the society. We are determined to eradicate the weeds of evils with sincere efforts and devotion. Now we have gained the momentum and our caravan is to travel day and night. International Pioneers has started the publication of a monthly journal ‘PIONEER CHETANA’ for the past 18 years.

I request all the persons with social orientation to come forward and open a branch of the International Pioneers in each city, town and village, and thus join hands with the devoted Pioneers.

- Pioneer Santosh Kumar Mehrotra, Founder
Nanda Line, Ramnagar (Nainital) Uttaranchal
Call: 05947-251536, 251056.
Mob: 9897122394
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Santosh Mehrotra Gets 14th Godfrey Phillips Bravery Award in recognition of his services

Godfrey Phillips, a giant multinational company, announces awards for the Acts of Physical Bravery and the Acts of Social Courage annually in 16 states in India. For the year of 2005-6, Godfrey Phillips selected Santosh Mehrotra as one of the awardees in recognition of his contribution to society and environment in the state of Uttaranchal offering him a Silver Medal and a cash of Rs. 25, 000 for his Social Act of Courage.

On behalf of the giant company, Hon’ble Governor of Uttaranchal His Excellency Shri Sudarshan Agrawal presented the award to Santosh Mehrotra in a prestigious ceremony held at Hotel Madhuban, Dehradun on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. Lt. Gen. KK Khanna, AVSM, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun also graced the ceremony as the Guest of Honour. The Award came to Santosh Mehrotra due acting for the social welfare in adverse circumstances and giving himself off selflessly. The other proud recipients of Awards on the day were Ms. Mazda for Physical Bravery; Mr. Mangal Deep Vidhya Mandir, Shri Kalyan Singh, Dr. Nasreen Fatima Kazmi and Mrs. Bindu Rajput for the Social Acts of Courage.

Among the Judges who decided conferring of the award were-- Mr. B C Chandola, IAS, Principal Secretary Excise, Mr. IK Pandey, IAS, Principal Secretary Finance, and Mr. NS Napalchiyal IAS, Principal Secretary Personnel, Revenue, Transport and Labour—all belonging to Uttaranchal.   The Citation given to Santosh Mehrotra said:

Brief Version of the Social Acts:

“Inspired by the ancient Indian saying Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, Shri Santosh Kumar Mehrotra, a college teacher, established ‘International Pioneers’ in 1969 with a few other teachers and students as its members. The main objective of the Society was to provide help to the downtrodden, sick, handicapped and those less fortunate. Under his inspiring leadership International Pioneers has been holding successful blood donation camps, managing Blood Banks, Oxygen Banks, and Homeopathic dispensaries, rural libraries, various literacy programmes, seminars and cultural activities as well as environmental protection programmes.

”Indeed, Shri Santosh Mehrotra has devoted his entire life to the cause. He had also founded a number of other organizations including the Senior Citizens Welfare Committee, the Sewa Samiti for helping poor and needy persons, the Blindness Eradication Committee etc. After retiring from service he is presently engaged in bringing out a monthly publication and motivating the younger generation to work for the welfare of society.

“In recognition of his contribution to society and environment Shri Santosh Kumar Mehrotra of Nainital is honoured with the Silver Medal in the category of Social Acts of Courage of the 14th Godfrey Phillips Bravery Awards for the state of Uttaranchal.”