Eastern Himalayan Rural Futures®:
Ecology for the New Economy
creating a Naturenomics™ Agenda – Ecology for the New Economy
In association with Sikkim Express and Sikkim University
One of the oldest indigenous communuities of Sikkim, the Lepcha community is rich in its culture and tradition and has been largely concentrated in Dzongu in Sikkim. Amidst the idyllic backdrop of Mount Kanchenjunga, this tribe has managed to create a perfect harmony with nature. However, with changing times, the mountain community of Sikkim are said to be vanishing and so are their stories and traditions. This sense of loss and cultural erosion pervades the community, from rural to urban Lepcha, dominating conversations about their culture. The community, however, is taking matters into their own hands and have been crafting way forward through sustainable growth. To shed light on the uphill journey of the Lepcha community and explore its path towards social – economic – environmental impact leading the way forward for Rural Futures, the Regional Forum focused on –
Building an action-based communication platform for stakeholders and community representatives of Lepcha
Create awareness about the community and deriving target oriented future course of action.
Identifying and recognizing exceptional contribution towards the Lepcha Community.