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Women to share environment concerns with Nobel laureate

Women to share environment concerns with Nobel laureate

New Kerala October 10, 2004 [India News]: New Delhi, Oct 10 : Two Indian women activists will share the platform with Wangari Maathai, this year’s Nobel Peace Price winner, at a United Nations environment meet in Nairobi Monday to highlight women’s struggle for livelihood. Bali Devi, who was part of the historical environmental conservation movement, […]

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A Biosphere Tragedy All Over Again?

A Biosphere Tragedy All Over Again?

Villagers raise serious questions about the park system in Uttarakhand Reported by Harish Chandola, special to nandadevi.org September 9, 2004 People living around the Nanda Devi National Park went looking for a team that had come from the International Union for Conservation of Nature in Geneva, led by Mr. Michael Green, to know the purpose […]

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Nanda Devi Biosphere gets Ecotourism Award

Nanda Devi Biosphere gets Ecotourism Award

Uttarakhand is basking in the recent glory achieved by the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. This mountain paradise named after the goddess, Nanda Devi, in district Chamoli has been named second runner-up in the destination category for the prestigious 2004 Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Eco-tourism Awards. The reputed American travel magazine, which has its headquarters in […]

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Natural Dyes Workshop

Natural Dyes Workshop

June 24-27, 2004 Conducted in Lata by Arpana of Dastkar, an organization dedicated to improving the economic status of craftspeople and promoting the survival of traditional crafts, the workshop aimed to revive Bhotiya dyeing traditions and share methods from various other parts of India where Dastkar operates. The crux of its programme is to help […]

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Protests Over Governmental Cooptation of Chipko Celebration

Protests Over Governmental Cooptation of Chipko Celebration

The thirtieth Anniversary of Chipko Andolan in Reni, the village of late Gaura Devi, the inspiration of this Andolan, was celebrated with great pomp and show. However the villagers of Lata protested the fact that it was made into a governmental celebration that had kept people out. They showed their anger by shouting slogans against […]

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The Story of Nanda Devi is on the Internet

The Story of Nanda Devi is on the Internet

Dainik Jagran 15 February, 2004 (Special Sunday Edition) In the old days people listened to stories from their elders sitting around the fire. Nowadays with information technologies these stories are told through the internet and social workers and students take the place of elders. Away from the chatting culture of cybercafes in the capital Dehra […]

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Unsung heroes honoured at First Nanda Devi Women’s Festival

Unsung heroes honoured at First Nanda Devi Women’s Festival

On the eve of the Republic Day, Gram Sabha Lata in Chamoli District hosted the first Nanda Devi Women’s Festival. The striking feature of the festival was the recognition granted to achievements of the region’s women. It was a memorable sight to watch Bhotia women in their traditional dress attending the fair with unprecedented enthusiasm. […]

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Chipko commemorates Gaura Devi incident

Chipko commemorates Gaura Devi incident

(Dehra Dun, January 31) On 26 March 1974 Gaura Devi with other women at Reni village in Chamoli Garhwal drew worldwide attention by adopting a noble non-violence method of saving trees by hugging with trees and saying, “First cut us, before cutting our trees.” The women forced the contractors to abandon the forest without cutting […]