DD Pant Centenary Celebrations at Bageshwar

DD Pant Centenary Celebrations at Bageshwar

This may have been one of DD Pant’s class room in 1927-1930 period


House of Dr. DD Pant still sustainable and strong after a century, reflecting the power of traditional knowledge in Uttarakhand


Old school building at Kanda, where DD Pant studied from 5th till 7th


Rai-Angar Primary School where Dr. DD Pant took his primary education


Dr S Dhapola, Principal DIET Bageshwar with his team being felicitated by Radha bahan


Prakash Upadhyay Addressing students


GIC Kanda


Eager students : At DD Pant memorial Baal Vigyan khoj shala, Berinag being run by Ashutosh Upadhya




Learned Participants at DIET Bageshwar


Rangoli by DIET team Bageshwar






डॉ पन्त के गाँव में रह रहे उनके चचेरे भाइयों का परिवार (Cousins of DD Pant residing at his paternal house)


डॉ पन्त के गाँव का धारा, जिसे वह बहुत याद करते थे। (Water stream at DD Pant’s Paternal House)


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Prof L S Batrohi addressing at DIET


Training teachers of DIET welcoming song


Prof RP Bahuguna addressing at DIET


GIC Kanda


A view from top of Berinag


Principal since 1945 GIC Kanda


DD Pant Memorial Bal Vigyan Khoj Shala Berinag


Vigyan Khoj Shala Berinag


Smt Leela upadhyay, retired principal donated Rs.15 Lakh for Khoj Shala


Team pahar from Delhi with Batrohi ji



Askot Arakot Abhiyan Session at IIC,Delhi on 5th Jan, 15

दिनाँक  5 जनवरी 2015 को IIC दिल्ली के खचाखच भरे सभागार में एक नई ऊर्जा का संचार होता महसूस हुआ। हमारे मध्य प्रवासी पहाड़ी तो पधारे ही थे, साथ में उपस्थित हुए थे अभियान के पन्द्रह सहयात्री, शिक्षक और विद्यार्थी, वैज्ञानिक और विचारक , नियोजक तथा प्रशासक भी।  श्रोताओं में रंगकर्मी , मीडिया कर्मी, समीक्षक , शोधकर्ता , फ़िल्मकार, घुमक्कड़,  पर्यावरणविद, भूगर्वशाश्त्री  एवं अन्य विधाओं के ज्ञाता दो घंटे बड़ी टकटकी लगाए सभागार में बैठे रहे।अस्कोट आराकोट के अभियान गीत से प्रारम्भ होकर यह कार्यक्रम अभियान के चित्रोँ के स्लाईड शो पर समाप्त हुआ.

अस्कोट आराकोट अभियान की ऐसी प्रस्तुतियाँ पहाड़ तथा अन्य स्थानों में होते रहेंगे।जो लोग उस दिन इस कार्यक्रम मैं उपस्थित नहीं हो पाए वो यहां पर उस क्रार्यक्रम को पुनः देख सकते हैं. यह वीडियो आपको IIC के सौजन्य से दिखाया जा रहा है.

अभियान का यह सार संक्षेप अब दस्तावेज की  तरह उपयोग में लाया सकता है।

Frequently Asked Questions on AAA

Many people are asking about the Askot-Arakot-Abhiyan. In order to help them this FAQ is prepared.

Q. How can I register for this Abhiyan/Yatra/Trekking

This is not a typical trekking. If you read about past four Abhiyan then you would know that this yatra is for quest of knowledge. The Abhiyan Motto is “Know your villages, know your people”. So participation in this yatra is voluntary and no registration required for the same.

Q. How much I need to pay /Registration Fees for this yatra and to whom I need to pay.

This Abhiyan is conducted by PAHAR but there is no registration fees for the same. So you do not need to pay any thing to anyone for being the part of Askot Arakot Abhiyan.

Q. I can’t spare 45 days for the Abhiyan …can I manage for less days?

The schedule is published for the entire yatra. Some of the persons would be there for whole yatra BUT you can join the yatra at any place and leave at any place depending upon your availability.

Q. How much money needed for the entire Yatra.

As a policy one can not spend any money during the main yatra, One has to be dependent on villagers. They would provide Food,Shelter and other necessary things during the yatra. One need to ask/cajole/persuade them for the same. This is also the way of creating a link with villagers and understand how they live..what they eat. Just keep only that much amount in which you can return back from nearest motor road.

Q. What are the thing I can carry and can I use porter(s)?

You have to carry bare essential things with you and every thing must be carried by you. You can not use any porter for the same.Some of the things which are essential …good pair of shoes, rucksack, sleeping bag/blanket, water bottle, glass, some cloths (warm cloths also), rain coat/umbrella, diary/copy,pen. You can also keep hand mike, recorder, camera, some medicines also.

Q. Can I keep tents?

Ideally no as we will be residing at some school or panchayat ghar of the Village. If that too is not available then we can spend night under open sky. If on a given day, the people involved in yatra are more than a certain standard point. Then it can be divided into two parts who will be spending nights in different villages.

Q. Am I required to do some work also.

Please not that this Anhiyan is not a picnic. You should be ready to take responsibilities as and when given during the yatra. You may have to fill survey forms, interact with people or give advise on your specialised fields while interacting with people. So suppose you are a doctor, then you can give medical advice to villagers. If you are a teacher then you can give career counseling to student etc etc.

Q. I can not physically be a part of Abhiyan but I want to help. How can I?

PAHAR is an organization which runs form the voluntary help from its friends all over the world. So you can donate money,medicines, camera cards, mobile cards, battery banks, hand mike etc. For any other donation/query you can send a mail to askotarakotabhiyan@gmail.com or pahar.org@gmail.com

NEFT Details for money Transfer.

Account Number Account Type IFSC Code Name E-Mail id
2717000100035871 Savings PUNB0271700 PAHAR pahar.org@gmail.com


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Prepratory meeting for Askot Arakot Abhiyan 2014 at Delhi

askot-arakot-abhiyan-logoPAHAR is organising the 5th Askort Arakot Abhiyan, starting 25th of May 2014 from Pangu (Pithoragarh). This is a 45 days long trek and going to be tough this time due to the fact that, we would be going through the areas, which got devastated in June 2013 floods in Uttarakhand. So, there are queries from different walks of life and people willing to participate with us have queries and curiosities before firming up their plans. So, it would give us a good opportunity to prepare and plan for a manageable and safe trek/Abhiyan.
We are going to meet at the India International Centre (IIC) for an over-view of AAA 2014 on coming Friday, as per the following schedule
Date  May 02, 2014 (Friday)
Time  06:00-08:00 PM
Venue Conference Room  – 1 (Above Library) Main building
Agenda 18:00 Hr – Registration for participation
               18:30 Hr – Overview of AAA by Prof. Sekhar Pathak & Team PAHAR
                19:30Hr – Q&A and preparatory discussions
You may kindly send in your queries in advance and make it convenient to join.