Uttarakhand Stories

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Great souls have taken birth in the divine land of Uttarakhand who have done tremendous work for the betterment of the state, its people, economy and stature. Learn about such noble people and feel proud to be a part of Uttarakhand.

Beej Bachao Andolan – Save Seed Movement of Uttarakhand

Beej Bachao Andolan – Save Seed Movement of Uttarakhand

About the Movement: In the late 1980s, the movement was initiated by the group of activists of Hemwal Valley of Tehri and led by a...
Uttarakhand’s Daughter Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi all set to sail around the world

Uttarakhand’s Daughter Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi all set to sail around the world

Vartika Joshi hailing from Uttarakhand is all set to sail on a boisterous voyage around the world. Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi will give wings to...
Hiresha Verma: The Mushroom Woman of Uttarakhand

Hiresha Verma: The Mushroom Woman of Uttarakhand

A country where the agro-based communities are committing suicide and are forced to alienate themselves from farming Hiresha has appeared as a silver lining in...
The women avengers of Uttarakhand

The women avengers of Uttarakhand

The contribution of the women of Uttarakhand cannot be summed up in mere words as it fails to convey how they have evolved over the...
About Mamta Rawat and her association with eUttaranchal

About Mamta Rawat and her association with eUttaranchal

Who is Mamta Rawat? Mamta Rawat hails from a hushed village of Bankoli in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Inspired by nature since childhood, she...
The Young Gun of Garhwal Rifles – Gabar Singh Negi

The Young Gun of Garhwal Rifles – Gabar Singh Negi

At the age of 21, when boys enroll their names in college and enjoy their bachelorhood, Gabar Singh Negi was serving as a Rifleman in...
Nain Singh Rawat – The Exploring Pundit

Nain Singh Rawat – The Exploring Pundit

Nain Singh Rawat made invaluable contributions in cartography and surveying by making arduous journeys across the Himalayan region of Tibet and mapping the Tibetan landscapes...
Mamta Rawat: A guardian angel in disguise of a mountaineer

Mamta Rawat: A guardian angel in disguise of a mountaineer

Some women are lost in the fire and some women are built from it. Such is the story of 25 years old brave heart Mamta...
Indramani Badoni – The Unsung Hero of Uttarakhand State Movement

Indramani Badoni – The Unsung Hero of Uttarakhand State Movement

Late Indramani was in favour of a separate state which would help in the rapid development of the hilly areas. Therefore, he lent his voice...

Uttarakhand Online Fest 2015 – Contest Winners – Part II

Winners of "My Uttarakhand Story" and "Uttarakhand Traditional Attire" Contest organized by eUttaranchal during Uttarakhand Online Fest 2015. Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks...
Adverse situation of Pahari women

Adverse situation of Pahari women

Women are the support system of Uttarakhand and a huge contributor to the state's economy but even today they are invisible in many sections of the society...
Women Empowerment in the hills of Uttarakhand

Women Empowerment in the hills of Uttarakhand

Recently, Dehradun-based NGO Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK) is honoured with the Future Leadership award for its work in the field of women's empowerment. The...
Raksha Sutra Andolan – A bond to save Nature

Raksha Sutra Andolan – A bond to save Nature

In 1994, to protect the tree falling in Tehri, women tied threads around trees and pledged to safeguard them. Their struggle saved the many evergreen...
Yogendra Rana: A brave heart whose act of valor should be recognized

Yogendra Rana: A brave heart whose act of valor should be recognized

Yogendra Rana showed his heroic efforts by evacuating hundreds of pilgrims at the time of 2013 flash floods in Uttarakhand, which engulfed more than 5,000...
Chandi Prasad Bhatt – A Gandhian at heart and an Environmentalist by nature

Chandi Prasad Bhatt – A Gandhian at heart and an Environmentalist by nature

In 2014, he was honoured with Gandhi Peace Prize by President Pranab Mukherjee. A Gandhian and environmentalist initiated the Chipko Movement in March 1973. In...
Teelu Rauteli – The greatest female warrior of Uttarakhand

Teelu Rauteli – The greatest female warrior of Uttarakhand

At the age of 22, Teelu Rauteli freed the provinces of Garhwal from the oppressive Katyura ruler Dham Shahi. She was killed by her enemies...
Jagat Singh Chaudhary: Bracing Life to Aging Forests

Jagat Singh Chaudhary: Bracing Life to Aging Forests

'Green Ambassador' of Uttarakhand changed his 1.5-hectare barren land into a lush green forest. He is practicing mix-forestry on his land since 1974 which is...
Narendra Singh Negi – The Voice of Change

Narendra Singh Negi – The Voice of Change

Narendra Singh Negi's name is embellished with gold in Garhwali music industry for giving a reputed name to the folk music of Uttarakhand. Narendra Singh...
Waste Management by Young Minds of Rishikesh

Waste Management by Young Minds of Rishikesh

Zero Waste Inc. collects waste from door-to-door and segregates it in Rishikesh. Creating awareness, Kitchen and Horticulture waste composting, and waste recycling is also their main...
Maiti Movement: When ‘change’ begins at ‘home’

Maiti Movement: When ‘change’ begins at ‘home’

The eco-women centric movement has received worldwide recognition including US, UK, Indonesia, Canada, Nepal and Thailand. In India, it spread across 6,000 villages in 18...