Himalayan Yuva Prerena Yatra (HYPY) to start From 25 May 2013

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DEHRADUN: Working on innovative model to link rural economy  with “Life long learning skills”, through direct  field  visits with special  focus on  youth of  Rural and urban  India, Doon  based  CSO “Society For Inclusive Development (SFID)” has initiated  a 5 days  eye opening & awakening journey for young  participants  coming from  22  states of India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka  under  “Himalayan Yuva Prerena Yatra (HYPY)” banner.

As  per various predictions,  India  would be   youth capital of  the   world and we need  to design and  develop  youth specific  livelihood options, so that  it  will check the migration from  rural to urban regions, specially  in the Himalayan region where   migration rate  has  gone up manifold after the formation of Uttrakhand,  mentioned  Anil Jaggi , Head “Society for Inclusive Development”. So designing such  programs  and models are very essential and  important  to check the migration and create livelihood option, which  are  new and creative in nature and  sustainable  for  its  organic growth and prosperity  of the  region, said  Mr. Manoj  Sharma, main coordinator  of  HYPY.

Prerna_Yatrahttp://www.indiacsr.in/en/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Prerna_Yatra.jpgBriefing media person, Mr Ritesh Garg,  Board member of HYPY, informed that HYPY  would be  5 days  long interactive journey in the hills  starting on 25th May 2013  till 29th May, Participants from all over India  are  selected  to  join  this  yatra  on the basis of their passion,   interest and  commitment  and to do  something for rural  Himalayan region and local community.

Starting from Doon  University on 25th May 13,  HYPY will proceed for  Uttarkashi and Tehri Dist,  where  they will have direct  interaction  with local farmer and  change makers, federations  members ,and self sustainable  Self Help Group said  Saneep Kukreti,  marine engineer who is volunteering for  HYPY.

HYPY, will also    meet  some  micro  level  interventions  in the domain  of  Village and Community based tourism and  look  at  very successful model of  Dhanolti Eco Park, a model developed   and working  with Forest Department and local  community. HYPY will be heading for Patanjali Food  park to   interact with  various  backward linkages of  Patanjali and  how  they are able to improve  their supply chain management   as their  social  responsibility, said IT Engineer Deepak Kakkar, another  volunteer  for HYPY .

After successful  yatra,   SFID will invite  social business models from participants and select  some of them to  implement and execute in this  region of Uttrakhand. Expert  team  of HYPY  will be providing mentorship and  provide  funding linkages to such   responsible  business models  coming from young and fresh minds said Anil Jaggi.

Prerna Tantra,  an eco system  to  develop mentoring and incubation center, would  be initiated after  Yatra,  to provide backend  support  to these  young and budding entrepreneurs said Ritesh.

HYPY is supported by Bisleri as Official Water  Partner,,  THDC is  supporting by sending some  rural   youths from Pratap Nagar Block of Tehri  and Patanajali  is also  supporting and  helping   them  to showcase their successful models at  Patanajali food park, Hardwar, IndiaCSR (www.indiacsr.in), India’s Largest CSR News Network is  media  partner mentioned Manoj Sharma.

HYPY is  open  for  such  support and  seeking volunteer to come  forward to support such  endeavour which  will not only check migration  but will help local  rural  artisan and entrepreneurs with professional linkages, said Ritesh.

For Further information, visit www.yuvaprernayatra.org

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