Uttarakhand (Uttranchal) is among most incredibly beautiful and sacred holy states of India and that is why it is known as ‘Dev Bhoomi’. Uttarakhand comprise of beautiful mountains (Himalaya), rivers (Ganga) and a number of pilgrimage places like Hemkund Sahib, Kedarnath, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Gaurikund, Yamunotri and many more places motivate people towards spirituality. Every year millions of pilgrims visit to Uttarakhand on pilgrimages and for spirituality. The people enjoy the natural beauty of hills. Uttarakhand is comprises with two contiguous regions “Kumaon” and “Gharwal”. Non Governmental Organisation (NGOs)/ Non Profitable Organisation (NPOs)/ Volunteer Organisation (VOs) are functional in the backward areas of these districts of Uttarakhand and work for their development. Although government is also very supportive for the development and growth of these regions of Uttarakand, and NGOs are working with government and other support agencies there to help the people to improve their living standard.
NGOs in Uttarakhand work for social welfare, development and awareness programmes. They also organise charitable programmes to financially support the socially deprived and needy people of Uttarakhand. They arrange awareness programmes/seminars in rural and urban areas like educational seminars for adults and children, disaster management programmes and other activities for the physical and mental development of the backward people.
NGOs are working in Uttarakhand with their full potential. People of Uttarakhand are very volunteer, amiable and cooperative and are very keen to improve themselves and their society as well to bring out some positive results. Uttarakhand NGOs are with aim for development of deprived sections, women and child empowerment by giving them education and organising various motivational programmes. They are also being very supportive to the physically and mentally challenged people as well.
Uttrakhand NGOs are working for the development of poor, rural and urban people of Uttrakhand, Education, Employment Issues, Children welfare and Development, Women Empowerment, Disaster Management, Watershed Development Programmes, Social Awareness Programmes, Computer Education, Tourism, Information Technology Development Programmes, Agricultural Activities, Medicinal Plants Cultivation, Organic Farming, Animal Welfare, Environmental Awareness, Vocational Training Programmes, Alcohol Rehabilitation, Malnutrition, Livelihood of hill society, Water Issues, Road and Village Developing Programmes, Agriculture, Farming, Management of Natural Resources, Health Issues, Physically and mentally Challenged Persons and many other issues of society.
Uttaranchal NGOs also organise vocational training programmes, disaster management programmes, watershed development programmes, technology programmes, social development programmes, infrastructure development and village development programmes.
NGOs are arranging various educational seminars for the people like on computer education, health education, child education and also information on sanitation, tourism, agricultural activities, water utilisation, electricity consumption, road and transport. They also educate them on medical plant cultivation, organic farming, animal welfare, environment awareness, water issues, health issues, how to help people in case of natural disaster like flood and famine etc.