Pakke Paga Festival 2019

Over the years of our conservation efforts in the Eastern Himalayas, we have realised that Conservation initiatives will succeed long- term in the mission of conserving the biodiversity only when there is a broader and deeper engagement with the communities. Our Communities are our future.

Sikkim Chapter Hosted in Gangtok

1st Regional Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2019

1st Regional Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2019

Gangtok, 27th April 2019: The first ever regional series of the Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2019 was successfully hosted at the Sikkim University campus in Gangtok today. The primary theme of the forum was ‘Community, Conservation & Livelihoods: The Lepcha Community’.

Many eminent speakers from diverse fields were present at the forum and shared their thoughts on the topic.

Empowered Women ‘Aurat Hain toh Bharat Hain’

Empowered Women ‘Aurat Hain toh Bharat Hain’

Empowered Women ‘Aurat Hain toh Bharat Hain’ – Rajasthan Royals Social Impact Initiatives – IPL 2019 by Royal Rajasthan Foundation

Ali Ai Ligang

Ceremonial start of paddy sowing

Ali-Aye-Ligang is a spring festival associated with agriculture, specially with the beginning of the Ahu paddy cultivation. It is celebrated by the  Mising  or Mishing an indigenous tribe of Assam, India. The festival marks onset of sowing seeds. The name of the festival is made up of three terms, 'Ali', legumes, 'Aye', seed and 'Ligang', to sow.

Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival

Pakke Paga Hornbill  Festival

The Pakke Page Hornbill Festival is the state festival of the Arunachal Pradesh, a region in the Northeast of India. The festival is held every year in support of wildlife and nature conservation, specifically hornbill conservation and takes place over three days. During this time local tribes and communities set up stalls selling traditional food, dress and hand carved ornaments. In addition to this, activities are held all throughout the day and traditional dances and performances take place on the main stage. 


 Smile Asia Asian Forum on Philanthropy, Ranjit Barthakur

On December 1 st , the Asian Forum on Philanthropy, Innovation & Integration was inaugurated at Hangzou, China with delegates convening from around the world.

Indo-China Partnership on Community Conservation

Indo-China Partnership on Community Conservation, Ranjit Barthakur

The World’s Highlands provide inspiration and innovation for lessons in how to balance the relationship between humans and nature. In pursuit of seeking local innovations for resilient livelihoods in mountain regions worldwide; the Balipara Foundation team, Assam, India as a partner organisation attended the second Mountain Futures conference organised by the Kunming Institute of Botany in Kunming China on 6th and 7th June.


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