WHERE DO WE USE THE DONATION?
Your utmost valuable donation is wisely used to create the sustainable surrounding in the Himalayas which are in a pitiful situation. Before our great natural heritage turns into the highest dumpyard, let us join hands and invest in preserving our precious nature.
You can donate for the following causes undertaken by the HHF
RECYCLING WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS
The schools and college students in our adopted villages in different districts of Himachal Pradesh are specially trained by the volunteering artists from all around India. The kids thus use all their plastic and glass wastes in a sustainable manner.
Till now, a number of workshops in plastic and glass recycling have been conducted.
EQUIPMENT AND OTHER ESSENTIALS FOR CLEANUP DRIVES
- Hand gloves to pick up the filthy wastes
- Bin bags to collect the tons of plastic waste collected during the drive
- Transfer costs from carrying the collected waste to the recycling plants
- Sponsoring student volunteers and local helpers
Our main cleaning treks include Kheerganga, Shrikhand Mahadev, Jogni Waterfall, Parashar Lake, Bijli Mahadev, Churdhar Trek, Hadimba Temple.
Our adopted villages – Dhamsu, Soyal, Karjan- run a cleaning drive in association with the Mahila Mandal and Youth Group
AWARENESS THROUGH ART WORK
Our volunteers give new life to rain shelters, public stands, public toilet buildings and roadside walls that are converted into a mini-dumpyard. The message to save the environment and reduce plastic pollution goes straight through the graffiti work and thoughtful wall art of our volunteers.
The donation is mainly needed for :
- Raw material or equipment needed by the artist
- Paint bottles, brushes, and other necessities
- Transportation costs of the cleared plastic trash
THE STORY OF PRADEEP SANGWAN, THE FOUNDER OF THIS GREAT INITIATIVE
I am Pradeep Sangwan originally from Haryana but moved to Himachal Pradesh in 2009. I come from a humble background studied in Military School Ajmer hence lead a very disciplined life although initially not by choice. My school gave me a very patriotic feeling and soon I fell in love with my country literally hence after school it’s only defence forces and serves the nation. I really wanted to be in the Army but after a small success in my written exam,I failed to get through the process of seven days interview. So now the Jack of all trades and master of none was in a situation where he couldn’t decide for himself what’s next as that was the only chance he could appear for the exam. So I enrolled myself in Punjab University to study Humanities, a fancy way of saying it and nothing much to study actually. Soon I realized it’s a blessing in disguise and I could travel and explore which was prohibited in my school. Trekking came into my life in 2007, which made me move to Manali in 2009 and by 2010 I was a regular. It was so mesmerizing whether it was Reaching to the submit, trekking all day, Pitching your tent, cooking your own food in the wilderness, listening to Shepards and their encounters with wildlife. It’s a different world and I was loving it but the struggle came from every direction from supporting my family to the flood of trekkers in every part of Himalayas, a sudden boom in camping sites to travel companies to the makers of travelling and trekking gear giants everything happened so quickly. The Himalayas never got the time to comprehend the situation neither via indigenous communities nor the Government.
There I was adapting to the new world, people, weather, lifestyle struggling to find the middle path to maintain my composure. How do I move forward when I am not loved by my own and what I love is being cursed by unknown. So I introspected whether I need money to do good for the Himalayas or just pure intention. After living in dilemma for more than a year Healing Himalayas Foundation came into the picture in 2016. In the meantime, I was a traveller showing people the best of Himalayas which later seems like a mistake.
After my first cleaning drive near Hamta pass (Manali) my friends rushed in to help me and within a year what started as a solo journey to remove non-biodegradable waste from the Himalayas turned into a movement. Being an outsider was once my weakness and now it became my strength. When you enjoy your work too much nothing seems impossible. Today I have more then 20k people appreciating me and my teams work on social media but we need your support as well, you can be the backbone of our work.
You can help us in keeping Himalayas Clean by Donating. You can transfer your donations in the following account.
Account Name: Healing Himalayas Foundation
Account No. : 916010033518551
IFSC Code: UTIB0002173
Branch: Axis Bank, Dwarka sec 12 B