Being recognised

After a hard days work, as I head home, the first welcome is from my two dogs, wagging their tail, excited to see me come back home. In fact they recognise the car even as I approach the drive way. It just feels so good. It feels good to be recognised. It feels even better when recognition comes from your peers group. And that is how we feel.

In the year 2008, we were recognised by the Responsible Tourism movement from London, and we won an award. Now we have won yet another award - The GMR Express Award for 'Excellence in Environmental Protection'.


This award is even sweeter because of the competition we beat: The Oberoi, New Delhi, CGH Earth, ITC Windsor Hotel, MakeMyTrip - all well know mega brands. We feel fortunate that we were honoured.


And the icing on the cake was to hear what the judges said, "Our Native Village is not a big brand, it is a passion driven venture. There is complete commitment to the environment and certain conscious initiatives have been taken such as not having a bar, despite it being a revenue generating area."

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