What is HUM
Himalaya Unnati Mission (HUM) is a movement to Preserve, Protect & Resurrect the biological, economic, cultural, and spiritual heritage of the Himalayas. The initiative blends policy level research for state and central government, with grassroots developmental projects in the Himalayan Region by working with Government, Quasi Government, Researchers, Individuals, Corporates & NGOs as knowledge partners, to create a cross exchange of best practices across the Himalayas.
A movement to explore, foster and protect the Spiritual, Socio-cultural, Economic and Ecological heritage of the Himalayas through traditional Wisdom, Science, Policy and Action.
To facilitate, nurture and create empowered local leadership in pursuit of augmenting and disseminating knowledge, practices and competencies, rooted in research, field interventions and advocacy across HUM’s thematic areas in the spirit of global consciousness towards holistic wellbeing along with sustainable development.
Protect, Foster, Resurrect Himalayas
The crown of Bharat Mata, Himalayas are a pride of the world and a lifeline of over 1.9 billion inhabitants of this world. Given its importance it is imperative to create a unified voice, when it comes to preserving its sacredness. There is a need for regional cooperation to promote more consistent, holistic and integrated solutions to preserve its sacredness and to facilitate more sharing of innovative best practices and to create more global attention to the Himalayas.
Stories of Change
Ridalin Lyngdoh Lyngkho
Ridalin Lyngdoh Lyngkho was born in Meghalaya in the north-east region of India. Her mother died when she was two months old and her father died when she was six. After loss of both parents, her relatives adopted Ridalin and her brother and sister. She grew up in an environment where selling children for labour…….
Rajesh Kumar from Himachal Pradesh took to drugs and alcohol at a very young age. At a time when he should have been focusing on his studies and building his career, Rajesh was often found in a drunken stupor, engaging in meaningless brawls with his friends, neighbors, and family members.
Story from Kashmir Valley
Coming from the small town of Badgam near Srinagar, these 25 youth were engaged in labour, farming or were on the lookout for employment opportunities but in vain. Most of them had dropped out of education due to financial reasons. These youth were given technical and soft-skills training…..