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i live in a small village nestled in the evergreen forests of lower himalayas near champawat city, close to nepal border.When i settled here 20 years back the place was a dense lush green forest of himalayan oak, devdar(cedar),rhododendron, bay mayrtle,pine,alder,raspberries and many more. Still it is a beautiful forest in spite of rampant felling of trees and many water springs are still alive.. My efforts are to make the people aware about the catastrophic consequences of cutting the trees and my audiences in this individual project are children from age 5 to age 15 or so. We show them films on biodiversity, environmental issues, astronomy, and the symbiotic relationship that we have with the nature. our other concern is to protect and conserve native trees and the seeds of native vegetables and grains which are under big onslaught from the mnc seed companies slike cargill and monsanto. My wife Uma teaches children of ragpickers and other homeless children in a slum of Delhi. I have two children, one daughter and one son who are students in Delhi.
This village is surrounded by tea gardens and many beautiful walks around with some heritage temples more than 1000 years old .At a distance 60 kilometres there is a confluence great rivers Mahakali and Saryu famous for mahaseer fish of genera Tor or Neolissochilus which live till 35 years and are as big as 6 feet. This place is ideal to view many himalayan snow peaks rising as high as 6600 to 7500 metres.
This valley looking like a huge amph -theatre has attracted many luminaries like Swami Vivekanand and Dr J C Bose, the first scientist from Asia to get a Noble Prize in Botany.
There are many local fares specially one stating in the last week of may where thousands people come from remote village in their traditional dresses. From January to March end people celebrate Holi festival by regular community dance and music programmes based on indian classical music.
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Culturally this valley is so unique because it was not known to even indians as there was no roads. Many assyrians are reported to have come and settled here 2500 years back. Volunteers can learn about their traditional ways of cooking food with herbs from the forests and other forest produce. They can also learn about their traditional music and dances.
The volunteers who intend to enjoy their stay for long duration would be welcome to teach any form of permorming arts like music, theatre, painting or about hygiene. Help would be sought in painting some parts of the 200 sq. meteres building. There are are many other areas which would emerge in the natural course of interactions.
They will be given beautiful cottages with clean beds to be shared between two with an attached bathroom with running hot and cold water. There is a wi-fi connection available all the time.From the cottage they will have a magnificent view of himalayan snow peaks and forest. They will have 24 hours access to a well equipped kitchen with all the raw material and an option to have home cooked food. Though this is 5 kilometres away from champawat city but regular transport and a bike on hire is also available.
Food will Provided free of cost.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Can also use the kitchen to cook their own food.
there are not many people living in the house except me and a lady who helps me in daily work. sometimes my wife or children stay with me. In the morning we have one hour yoga session and after that you will find me in the kitchen or in the kitchen garden. everyone is free to decide on their timing of eating, sleeping and working as advocating freedom is one of our main concern.
In their time off the volunteers can play with children or play basketball or go for a walk in the forest or to many villages around share the experience of the village community.
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Maximum 3 to 4 hours a day, 5 days a week