India Natural Disaster Relief 2018-06-13T17:30:33-04:00


Our program model in India has been designed to focus on three initiatives: providing educational programs for children to help them rise above poverty level, preserving ancient culture and wisdom, and providing support for villagers dealing with natural disasters.

Natural Disaster Relief

International humanitarian efforts are a vital part of the work of the Himalayan Institute, and our service has gone beyond the established projects we have in India, Mexico, and Cameroon. In addition to these projects, the Himalayan Institute has provided disaster relief to rural areas in North India and saved thousands of lives.

Himalayan Flood Disaster Relief

From June 14–17, 2013, torrential monsoon rains and a massive water eruption from the Chorabari Glacier led to devastating flash floods and landslides across the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand, North India. Thousands of homes and structures, along with roads and bridges, were washed away, stranding over 100,000 villagers and pilgrims from around India.

The Disaster

The epicenter of this disaster was the ancient sacred shrine of Kedarnath, which was virtually destroyed by the floods and ensuing landslide. Beyond Kedarnath, a slew of neighboring sacred shrines saw utter devastation, including Badrinath, Joshimath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, and the Valley of Flowers region.

Many of the affected regions in the Himalayas have historical significance to the Himalayan Institute, its founder, and its members, who immediately felt called to action. In a short period, funds were raised that supported thousands in need through medical relief efforts and reconstruction aid. The Himalayan Institute raised over $20,000 to help support the victims of this natural disaster. Thank you for your support!

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