Through Chandni’s blog here, came across this NGO called Pragya. It sounds quite interesting. Their USP is they operate in the Himalayas exclusively over 8,000 feet!! Isn’t that something?

It says the organization was started by two management graduates who were riding across the Himalayas from Itanagar to Leh in 1990. Moved by the deprivation of the indegenous communities in the higher reaches, they formed this organization and have been working for the cause ever since. Its interesting what they wrote.

Riding the Himalayas. Searching, discovering.

Touched by many a Buddha. Of the living race of humans. Buddhas neglected.

Subsumed by the elements. Wind and water, rocks and forests. Nature in pain.

We began adventurers. We turned pilgrims.

They work in the areas of community development, education and maintenance of ecological balance – all in the higher reaches of the Himalayas. They have offices in Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and a new one in Nepal.

I have now applied to them for working with them full time. They are based out of Delhi so now I am headed to Delhi. In two days, Mumbai will become another chapter of life. Arguably the best one.

I am planning to ride down to Delhi. Anyone game?

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