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Old 1st October 2013, 19:17   #46
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It's still a learning curve and i acknowledge that i still don't know everything and the learning never stops, but i will share what ever knowledge that i have gained.

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Tejas Bhai,
Congratulations. Must admit, it needs determination (because we get stuck in our lives and priorities and it remains as a distant dream) to accomplish what you have achieved.
If i may suggest, next step would be to how to spread knowledge you gained during your program and how to make offroading as safe as possible. Why i emphasized on saftey, because i have seen callous approach of people towards offroading as the biggest roadblock.
May be organize more sessions (as you did in Thane) in different regions of India.
All the best !

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Congratulations brother!

Hope you make more of yours among prospective members who are yearning to become one.
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Well done Dr. Tejas. Hats off to you on this achievement. Your enthusiasm for off roading is amazing. This may well be the first step in bringing a proffesional approach to off-roading in India. Are you now qualified to run this course in India?
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This is awesome Tejas! Congrats !!
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I think this thread also certifies you as quite the Offroad Junkie!
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Congrats Doc.
Thanks guys!

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Fantastic achievement. Hat Tip

An awesome thread you have complied. Now that you are certified as a trainer, can you conduct official I4WDTA training sessions in India? Or just non-branded training?
Thank you. I'm just a certified trainer. I4WDTA does not impart offroad training in general, it just certifies the teachers. Eg: the Medical Council of India will certify doctors but not prescribe medications as a separate entity. Similarly I4WDTA certifies trainers. We as certified trainers carry the logo with great responsibility. Thus, training will be carried out as our own company but the certificate can carry the official I4WDTA logo saying that the participant got training from a recognised trainer.

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Kudos to you, Tejas. It must have been an amazing experience!

Now that you are a certified trainer, it's time to start the Offroad Junkies' Academy!

Just curious - how much of your off-roading knowledge and experience (acquired back at home) did you have to consciously *UNlearn* while you went through this training programme?
Thanks. Frankly, nope. Nothing to unlearn at all.

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Big Congrats Tejas , that is some achievement to be.

Also my compliments for the hard field work you did for that.

Hope to learn more from your experience.

Sudarshan
Thank you. I too have much to learn from your DIY skills.

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Heck of a report, heck of an achievement! Congratulations Tejas

Immensely proud of you for taking your passion to an entirely different level altogether. Hard to believe you'd bought your first 4x4 merely a handful of years back.

I'm certain you have bigger things lined up for yourself in the field of offroading. You are talented, passionate, organised and an excellent orator; just what the doc asked for.

Heartfelt congrats again.
Thank you. It's you guys and team-bhp that have played a big part in where i am today.

PS: First one was the Gypsy in '98.

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Tejas Bhai,
Congratulations...
May be organize more sessions (as you did in Thane) in different regions of India.
Thanks. Yes, that's the plan to organise more and more sessions everywhere.
Paritosh did speak to me about holding a workshop in Pune, but then didn't revert to me.

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Congratulations brother!

Hope you make more of yours among prospective members who are yearning to become one.
Thanks. In fact i got word last night from Dirk and Chris that they got a lot of enquiries from India after this thread went live. They were very happy with the thread and the response and they are looking forward to holding an exam in India if the numbers do add up.

Anyone interested can ask me for contact details or get in touch with them directly through their website.

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Well done Dr. Tejas. Hats off to you on this achievement. Your enthusiasm for off roading is amazing. This may well be the first step in bringing a proffesional approach to off-roading in India. Are you now qualified to run this course in India?
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Thanks. I'm qualified to judge events and stuff but to examine potential trainers is for the I4WDTA board of directors to decide though it's too early yet. But probably someday for sure.
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Way to go mate, congratulations for your excellent effort. It does take a MAN to follow up on his dreams and passions and lucky are the ones who manage to do so. It should be a proud moment not only for yourself but for us as well that we are fortunate to have you among us for guidance and help. Cheers mate.
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Congratulations on getting certified and again, congratulations for topping the written test! Gives us so much pleasure and inspiration to see someone getting fruitful results after chasing their dreams!

Congrats once again Dr. Tejas!
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Congratulations Tejas!

A wonderful thread that encapsulates what it takes to polish one's skills and get such a certification.

It would be a good idea to do offroad training camps in major cities - not just for the Jeeps and Gypsys, but also the LWD stock 4x4s. The Fortuner camps were too basic, would be great to do a 2 day camp where one learns and practices more advanced stuff. I would sign up in a heartbeat.

Another topic you might want to cover in your courses - what it takes to maintain a vehicle after offroading sessions. E.g. what all elements to check, clean, lubricate etc. Our ASCs have very little clue about this.
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Congrats Tejas!

Although many of us do continuous education as part of our profession, it is rare to see someone do CE in a field so different. Hats off on your perseverance and hard work.

Learned something useful just reading your experience, the paracord. I might adopt that in future.
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Tejas

Congratulations on this achievement and to think of it you were introduced into this just a couple of years ago.

One proud moment to see the tricolor (that too on 2 Oct) right in the middle.

Very happy to read this report. Inspiring to read and think about the passion you would have had. And to think of it all of us have different priorities in life and time pressures. But the passion with which you followed your dreams is a different league.

Congratulations indeed.

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Congratulations Tejas, this IS a great achievement ! Next time you are in München, let me know, it would be great to meet up with Indias only certified 4wd trainer.
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Thank you. I too have much to learn from your DIY skills.
ohh , I really doubt if I am in some position to " teach " you anything. The correct word is sharing . Its totally a self learning process.

But its mostly the need that will guide you in the self learning process & its also the "Urge" that will take you there.

Believe me if anyone thinks he can get it done by others & with the use of money, that fella is completely unfit for the DIY process.

And as you have rightly said , the Learning never stops .

Best of luck for future plans, but please do not let the commercial part take over more than necessary, it ruins good things in life.

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Congratulations Tejas on taking it to the next level. This is a great achievement.
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Congratulations Dr. Tejas. Your Achievement displays the amount of determination you must be having. I have very less/negligible idea about off-roading, but never miss a Chance to read the OTR experiences you & other fellow Bhpians share.

I am also glad that you represented TBHP there as well, as you had sent them some links of the same. Proud.

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Congratulations on getting certified and again, congratulations for topping the written test!
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Congratulations Tejas!

A wonderful thread that encapsulates what it takes to polish one's skills and get such a certification.

It would be a good idea to do offroad training camps in major cities - not just for the Jeeps and Gypsys, but also the LWD stock 4x4s. The Fortuner camps were too basic, would be great to do a 2 day camp where one learns and practices more advanced stuff. I would sign up in a heartbeat.

Another topic you might want to cover in your courses - what it takes to maintain a vehicle after offroading sessions. E.g. what all elements to check, clean, lubricate etc. Our ASCs have very little clue about this.
Thanks. Yup, working on different courses and costings. Infact i had spoken to Guderian a while ago if they were interested in training for soft roading.

Shall keep the post OTR tips in mind. Infact shall make a series on the FB page soon. Thanks.

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Congratulations on this achievement and to think of it you were introduced into this just a couple of years ago.
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Congratulations Tejas, this IS a great achievement ! Next time you are in München, let me know, it would be great to meet up with Indias only certified 4wd trainer.
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Thanks. Probably next year i'll be there. Where are you based? My usual Germany trips are Cologne, Dusseldorf and Munich.

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But its mostly the need that will guide you in the self learning process & its also the "Urge" that will take you there.

Best of luck for future plans, but please do not let the commercial part take over more than necessary, it ruins good things in life.

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Rightly said. One has to want to learn.

Dentistry is my main source of bread and butter and won't ruin the good things in life.

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Congratulations Tejas. Every time you look at a potholed set of teeth, you will be seeing off-road obstacles and the techniques to be used to ride over those. I hope you do not end up saying "That is a perfect track for an advanced 4-wd off-road training session"
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