Visit to Rural Village in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji visited a small village by the name of Jyuri (block Agyustamuni, district Rudraprayag), high in the mountains from Rudraprayag which is a typical, exquisite yet impoverished mountain village with Hon’ble MLA Kedarnath, Shaila Rani Ravatji.

Medicinal herbs, roots, fruit and vegetables grew plentifully and organically. They poured their hearts out to Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji about their challenges and concerns as well as the great, great need for proper education as well as access to higher education in their communities.

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji, deeply touched and saddened by the challenges that the community faced, promised their support and plan to engage companies like Organic India and Ruchi Soya to scale up these efforts. Stay tuned for more on these plans, visit us on

Divine Shakti Foundation also plans to engage it’s partner organizations, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Ganga Action Parivar, to ensure that the plans for this village and its neighbouring villages include adequate and improved WASH.

*Pictures courtesy of Michael Stoeger and Hansa Natola

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