Rajpur Nature Festival

HELP Society also participated in Rajpur Nature Festival to help the poor and needy people by keeping a donation box for used clothes, shoes and other necessities. The three action-packed events had a lot of fun activities that attracted audience across places. The event included Bird Watching, Heritage Walks, Photo and Art Exhibitions, Puppet Shows, Dances, Music and a lot of fun and frolic events that were well appreciated with a heartwarming response. The festival was organized by the Rajpur Community in association with the Eco-Tourism Wing of the Forest Department in order to pay an effort to make the community realize the importance of preserving and promoting the culture and diversity of the place.

Poly-house Distribution To Poor & Marginalized Farmers

Villages are backbone of the country and majority of population lives in villages. Village or rural industries play an important role in the national economy, particularly in the rural development. Changing climatic conditions is the major challenge faced by the farmers to produce the food for growing population. Rapid growth in industrialization and urbanization has reduced the cultivable land. Technological innovations in the agriculture sector has reduced input cost with profitable yields and filling the farmer’s pockets all through the year. The poly house farming requires less water (per drop More crop) and good planning, management skills in order to fetch profits. The area under poly house cultivation is increasing day by day. The poly house farming has become rural entrepreneurship generating employment opportunities in the rural areas with low capital cost and raising the real income of the people.
The poly house cultivation is the new technological advancement in the agriculture scenario. Changing climatic conditions are forcing the farmers to be away from the agriculture occupation. The horticulture crops give good yield and generate profits under protected cultivation. The input cost for the farmer going for polyhouse cultivation is low and affordable. Different types of vegetables and fruits which are imported can be produced indigenously. The poly house cultivation is providing employment to rural youth by becoming entrepreneurs and also the labour can work hours together in a shade ambience without any health problems. The produce of the polyhouse is sold in the local and also open market, and farmers who are well advanced in technology link up can sell the produce through online by exporting to different places. The water usage in the polyhouse structure is through micro irrigation and the rain water falling on the structure is also diverted to the farm pond which is utilized for the irrigation. The poly house structure managing alone by the farmer is very comfortable with proper support from the technical staff of horticulture department and also scientists in the relevant field. The risk of crop loss is very low and the farmer gets support from the local bodies in establishing the structure, supplying plant material, mulching, drip equipment, expert training and suggestions.
In the view of the above and understanding the present scenario of the district Pauri and also understanding the requirement of the poor & marginalized farmers of the district, Himalayan Environment Livelihood Promotion Society (HELP) decided to come forward and help the needy ones by distributing the Polyhouse free of cost to the farmers in the Pauri district. HELP Society distributed approximately 10 Polyhouse for off seasonal farm production and increase in the socio-economic status of the poor farmers.

Tarpaulin Sheet Distribution To Poor & Marginalized Farmers

Higher demand for agricultural produce is now anticipated and agriculture is not any more about producing farm products and selling them exclusively at the local market. Instead farmers today have a world market to serve. But the new chances bring new challenges. Farmers and agricultural enterprises, willing to be part of the new expanding world market, not only have to take into consideration customers’ preferences whom they want to serve, but also adhere to international trade regulations set by WTO and comply with high production and quality standards required by the importing countries. Agriculture contributes around 17% to GDP and continues to be among the most important and successful sectors in India. Around 58% of the Indian population depends on agriculture for their livelihood. Apart from delivering the local industries with top quality raw materials for processing, agriculture provides almost 10% of total export earnings. However, to support the impressive Indian economic growth in the coming years, agriculture will have to contribute more towards value addition, productivity enhancement, high quality products and trained manpower to successfully tackle these challenges.
HELP Society contributing for lifting the economic level of the poor farmers and understanding the present scenario of the district Pauri and also understanding the requirement of the poor & marginalized farmers of the district, Himalayan Environment Livelihood Promotion Society (HELP) decided to come forward and help the needy ones by distributing the Tripal Sheets free of cost to the farmers in the Pauri district for grading purpose of their produce. HELP Society distributed approximately 210 Tarpaulin Sheets to the poor & marginalized farmers helping them to increase in their socio-economic status.

Help To Road Accident Victims

Himalayan Environment Livelihood Promotion Society (HELP) not only work in the field for uplift of poor & marginalized but also contribute in the social reform. In the context of the same HELP Society also helps in the casualties happens on the road due to road accidents. Mr. Amit Semwal was the son of the poor family of District Tehri of Uttarakhand State. He was working in private sector job to earn livelihood for his family and to meet out the financial responsibility of the family. He died in a road accident at Dehradun in the month of January 2019. This incident was a major disaster for this family. Deceased Amit’s mother requested to the HELP Society seeking financial help as there was nobody left behind to earn their livelihood. In this context, it was decided in the board meeting of the organization that financial help of the needy family should be given and it should be provided with a financial help of Rs. 50,000/- and the amount was immediately transferred to the account of deceased’s mother.

Other Social Initiatives

Women are worst affected when it comes to unemployment and poverty. Without any income of their own, they need to depend on men for anything and everything. If the men are also unemployed, the matter gets worse. Women empowerment through self-reliance and financial independence can be achieved by providing vocational training, through which women can either start up something of their own or take- up a job.
HELP Society has conducted various Sewing Training workshops to make women self-sufficient and confident. Stitching garments is one job that remains till end of the mankind. Further, basic tailoring skills enable women to work from home, they can continue in their traditional role as homemaker and yet earn. Tailoring is something which women can immediately start right from their homes upon completion of their course. Interested women were selected and trained for embroidery, arts and designing skills as well as tailoring.
HELP Society organized short term training on Beautician course for the upliftment of the women in Haldwani. The participants were benefitted through the course and learned the new techniques as beautician. The purpose of the training was to make the participants self reliant and can earn their livelihood.
One of the most harmful and overused forms of waste is plastic. We rely heavily on unnecessary domestic items such as plastic bags, cling wrap, various bottles and utensils for cleaning products, prepackaged food and drink items, take away containers etc. sure, these items may be convenient options in the short term but what about the long term? Consistent exposure to excessive pollutants emitted from plastics in the air, water and in the food we eat is killing us and our environment.
There are many ways that we can reduce our waste at home with a little effort and education about eco-friendly alternatives. All it takes is a bit of awareness and social responsibility to do the right thing by the environment and every living thing that depends on it. Keeping in view of the above facts and taking an initiative to protect the environment, HELP Society organized ‘Polythene Free Campaign’ in Haldwani to create awareness and social responsibility among people about the harm of plastic use.
HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, weakens your immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of your T- cells or CD4 cells, a key part of your immune system, that your body can’t fight infections and disease anymore. When this happens, HIV infection can lead to AIDS.
AIDS, or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, is a complex illness with a wide range of complications and symptoms. AIDS is the final stage of HIV. When individuals reach this stage, they are at high risk for opportunistic infections due to their badly damaged immune system.
Keeping in view of the same, HELP Society organized various campaigns on AIDS awareness. Spreading a light of awareness, preventive measures, how to live healthy life in affected etc were the major aspects of the campaign.
Women Empowerment through Capacity Building
By building women capacity through training and non-formal education and improving their opportunities to access and to eradicate the root causes of poverty in local communities so as to enable them attain self reliance and sustainability by setting up viable / profitable micro business to generate income for their families. In view of the above HELP Society organized workshop on Income Generation Activities at Haldwani. The participants were briefed on various products which can be made at home only with very little and investment like Juices, Pickles, Marmalades, Chutney etc.
In order to help & train rural students and thereby making them beneficiaries of both the knowledge explosion and the communications bonanza, HELP Society launched a Computer Literacy Campaign in 2016. The first step in the process of technology integration is children’s education. Children spend countless hours attached to some form of technology, and until they have the understanding of technology available and how they can use it to open new and exciting educational vistas, they are missing valuable opportunities.
The HELP Society undertook a study of the above situation and developed a project proposal. The project was aimed at strengthening the community with computer laboratories, guiding and training the potential children in selected district of Nainital. The title of the project was “Computer Literacy Campaign”. The project was implemented over a period of one year.
HELP Society, organized various cultural programs like ‘Samarpan’, Naya Savera & ‘Pehel’ in various districts of Uttarakhand. With a view to sensitize the students to the importance of keeping our rivers clean and pure, the theme for ‘Samarpan’ was the Ganga. Through the medium of dance drama, poetry and power point presentations the students very effectively traced the history of the river down the ages to the present time. They concluded with a pledge to restore it to its pristine condition. The beautiful dances and recitation were appreciated by all present.
HELP Society also organized a cultural presentation ‘Naya Savera’. The theme of the program was based on drug addiction and its prevention & cure. The participants very effectively presented the theme and at the end, gathering was able to understand the dangerous effects of drugs on humans.
HELP Society also organized a cultural presentation ‘Pehel’. The theme of the program was based on need of education and literacy. The participants very effectively presented the theme and at the end, gathering was able to understand the need and importance of education and literacy.