Mohinder Paul (Ex-J686) ICSE 1982-1987 batch was a very quiet but well known in school as a Mountaineer who represented PPS and India in national & international expeditions and exchange visits with other countries. Mohinder was presented with Gold Award for DEAS from Ambassador of UK. He was also Jumna House Prefect and best PT Commander for two consecutive years at school. During year XII, PPS sponsored him to go to London to attend Annual Conference of Royal Geographical Society where he was awarded the life membership of “The British Schools Exploring Society, London”, and later became the member of Royal Geographical Society as well.
While studying at college in Chandigarh, he carried on with his passion and became DEAS Instructor at Vivek High School and Shivalik Public school at Mohali and took students from both schools on an exchange visit to N. Ireland. Simultaneously, Mohinder engaged himself in doing Basic, Advanced courses in mountaineering and a skiing course from Kashmir and Manali. He has climbed few peaks to the height of 21000 ft. In Leh-Ladakh area, Himachal Pradesh and England/ Scotland. Mohinder also did Leadership Training Course from N. Ireland.
At Panjabi University, Patiala, Mohinder completed his MBA degree and also completed his B.Ed as well from South. After teaching for an year or so in local town in Distt Mansa, Mohinder got his first break to teach ICSE & IB program in an International school at Bangkok. He achieved fame as a true professional amongst students, parents and staff. Meanwhile, he got his residency for Australia.
Taking it further from there, Mohinder started looking for something more and eventually got recruited as an English Teacher/ Business Trainer in 5 countries via telephonic interviews. He chose a completely different role to be a Business Communications Instructor in the top Business school/ University of Poland where he enjoyed the best time of his life.
Back to Australia, Mohinder got a govt job to teach English and Business Management in a country town College. Mohinder nearly taught 14 different subjects for over 12 years in Australia. He embarked on a change and took Police exams and was recruited as a Police officer. Since then, Mohinder has been enjoying his current role having promoted recently.
Mohinder is a multi tasked and multi faceted personality working as an English Instructor and as an established Real Estate Agent simultaneously. Furthermore, Mohinder achieved Australian qualifications in Logistics, Financial Services, Security, Training the Trainers/ Teachers, and Real Estate. Also, currently thinking of doing a law degree from Melbourne.
Mohinder has traveled around the globe three times covering 62 countries where he was on TV and print media in Australia, India, England and Poland in various capacities and happened to meet people from all walks of life inclusive President of Latvia, office of President Putin, actresses and politicians. Passion of travelling continued still. Next trip is South America to Peru, Ecuador, Columbia and Bolivia 2021.
Mohinder attributes everything to his alma mater and feels proud to have studied from PPS as a result of which he admitted all his nieces and nephews at PPS.
Mohinder is a self made, self reliant and an independent person and a socially helpful person. Single handedly, Mohinder had rescued a poor Punjabi boy lodged in a Prison in Malaysia, got a person arrested in Bulgaria harassing my student in Poland and saved Punjabi boy from going to prison in australia.
Any PPS fellow is welcome to contact/ visit him for any help or first hand advice.
“Onwards and Upwards”
If additional photos to be put up, I attached some:
1. On the top of 21000 ft peak in Ladakh ( with booklet)
2. With Shivraj Patil as a Speaker of Lok Sabha and later as a Governor of Punjab ( half and half)
3. At PM, Rajiv Gandhi’s residence in Delhi during school days ( black and white photo)
4. With Female President of Latvia.
5. With El Salvadoran Army personnel in El Salvador.