Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a globally revered spiritual and humanitarian leader. He has spearheaded an unprecedented worldwide movement for a stress-free, violence-free society. Through a myriad of programs and teachings, a network of organizations including the Art of Living and the International Association for Human Values, and a rapidly growing presence across 156 countries, Sri Sri has reached an estimated 450 million people. Sri Sri has developed unique, impactful programs that empower, equip and transform individuals to tackle challenges at global, national, community and individual levels.
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been a continuous inspiration and the guiding light of HUM mission. He says, “Since time immemorial, the people of the Himalayas have maintained their rich cultural traditions and identity and have conserved agro-biodiversity within the parameters of their own traditional knowledge. But climate change presents threats at a scale and pace previously unknown and we have to work together to ensure that our global asset – The Himalayas – is protected. Protecting the heart of the planet requires more regional cooperation, more consistent, holistic and integrated solutions, more sharing of innovative best practices, and more global attention to the Himalayas.
- To facilitate an integrated development approach facilitating a peoples movement across the Himalayas.
- To create a Himalayan Knowledge Hub, an online and offline knowledge repository, for on-ground information pertaining to the Himalayan region, amongst HUM Knowledge Partners, working in the Himalaya; for the guidance of matters in policy and governance & exchange of knowledge on best practices.
- To bring together specialized knowledge institutions & grassroot organisations with due credit to their work/publications/sharing of information under a common agreement, facilitated by HUM, to work together to share best practices and benefit from each other’s approaches.
- To create a team of volunteers as HUM Sevaks to implement sustainable development projects in the field of environment, livelihoods, health, education, waste management, and improving the socio/cultural aspects for people living in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR).