INDIACSR News Network
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.
http://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