Harela (Green) Day Celebration

Uttarakhand mountains have always been in harmony with nature and it shows in our cultural practices, religious beliefs and nature reservation. Harela festival is celebrated in the mountains since ages and people worship trees, plants to show their relationship with nature. To take the legacy further, now the day is celebrated by various Government and…

Lesser Known Hero – Shri Nalni Jayal

Mr. Nalni Jayal is the founder of The Himalaya Trust and we keep on hearing about his work on Environmental issues, establishment of National Parks, assistance in establishing Environment Ministry in India, Kinnaur Development, PIL on Tehri Dam and so on. But unfortunately, only a few people know of his efforts and the change we see today,…

Innovation with handicraft – Wise use of pine needle

Creativity has its own charm and possibilities. Many years have passed and the mountains are still finding ways to deal with problem of pine jungle. Neither it can be uprooted completely as the area coverage is huge nor one could find ways to utilize it wisely (though, research on electricity generation and using pine needles…

Motivated Farmers – Increased Agriculture

The Himalaya Trust is again happy to see farmers in Ganeshpur cluster, Uttarkashi, marching forward step by step in order to revive agricultural practices and increase the yield of production! Progress may be gradual but seems sustained. Year 2015 and 2016 was great for Maximizing Agriculture Initiative where farmers ere able to understand improved techniques, use…

Collaboration with District Government for Garur Ganga Regeneration programme

The Himalaya Trust is in talks with District Bageshwar Government department and authorities to support towards water conservation project in one of the Nyaya Panchayats under Garur Ganga Valley. We request all the partner organizations, supporters to consider the idea and help revive and regenerate an important rain fed water stream of the region which…

Featuring our Agriculture Facilitator in Uttarkashi

When Agriculture is being generally abandoned, it is heartening to see a young person putting his shoulders to the field and showing the way to other young ones – there is a future in agriculture….. Article_Uttarakhand Shakti_Avinash Kala_By Pundeer

A little Impact – Case Studies

with community participation and a little but genuine efforts from the THT team, we have been able to see a little positive change in lives of a few people! This keeps us moving and trying further.

COMMUNICATION SKILL WORKSHOP AT SKILL DEVELOPMENT UNIT OF THT-GARUR

For the trainees of IT, tailoring and soft toy unit, communication skill workshop is being scheduled between 7th to 11th February 2017 with the objective to inculcate communication skills, self-assertion/ branding skills, & interviewing skills among the trainees. Participatory Learning Approaches (PLA) (like group exercises, energizers, mini presentations and Mock interviews) are being used in…

Personal & Environmental Hygiene

It has been three months since The Himalaya Trust (THT) started interacting with 6 village communities of Pithoragarh district and plan for Water and Sanitation program in all 6 villages. THT is working in these 6 villages to provide drinking water supply and distribution scheme and to sensitize people towards personal and environmental hygiene with…

Glimpses from Skill Development Units of THT

The trainees of tailoring, soft toy and weaving units are at work as usual, but this time they have immediate target in front of them. The target is to exhibit their products in the Uttarayani Fair at Bageshwar and evaluate the quality of their products on the basis of visitor’s response! Let the pictures narrate rest of…

Skilling Himalayan Youth

Prema Goswami is one of our students who successfully completed a Biometry course from Garud, THT IT & skill center about a year ago. She hails from Kohina village, Block Garud in District Bageshwar of Kumaon Himalayas. Her mother, Asha Devi, has known The Himalaya Trust in the past as she attended one of its…

Women Empowerment through Skill Development

It has been only one year since a few groups of Kotabagh area have been associated with The Himalaya Trust. In February 2016, THT started a pilot skill development project in Kotabagh area, Nainital with basic training skills like Beauty and Wellness and Tailoring. The objective was to provide some basic skills to the women…