The pandemic and the following lockdown across the country has brought education to a standstill for millions of rural children in our country and it is all the more challenging for children from underdeveloped tribal areas in the Indian Himalayas.
Over the years, after traveling to such remote places in my country, I have realized the simple joy and importance of basic education. I soon began to envision how each child's quality of life could be improved if they had the freedom of education that comes without any cost because poor parents would not even be able to send their children to school if they had to pay fees. Often locals in such underdeveloped, rough terrains struggle to earn a livelihood. With the single source of income in this part of the world-tourism being ruthlessly hit by the global pandemic, the future for the young minds is now being forced to be pushed back by many years.
My goal is to provide each student at our School of Happy Valley education free of cost that includes building a school, appointing teachers and staff, maintenance of the school and staff, a playground, books, uniforms, shoes, and other stationery for the children, providing free transportation, love, care, and kindness. I look at it as the only way to bring some light to these snow-capped peaks and amazingly vast and void planes of the valley that remains cut off from the world for half of the year.