My Himachal

Rating: 3.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Education, Health, Philanthropy

Location: 289 Buckley Dr. Harrisburg PA 17112 USA

Mission: My Himachal is an award Award winning, tax exempt (501(c)(3)) in USA and a registered NGO under Himachal Pradesh Societies Registration Act 2006 in India. It is a Charitable, Non-profit, Non-governmental organization, made up of people of Himachal origin and friends of Himachal Pradesh worldwide. Our primary goal is to help the poorer and deprived residents of the state of Himachal Pradesh, India by assisting in rebuilding their material lives and/or improving their health, living and educational conditions without any distinction of, race, religion, sex, and opinion. Our mission is also to preserve Himachal culture, promote, support and expand social and economic interests of Himachal Pradesh and its people worldwide. Himachal Pradesh is a state in the north-west of India. Himachal Pradesh is spread over 55,673 square kilometres (21,495 sq mi) and is bordered by the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir on north, Punjab on west and south-west, Haryana on south, Uttarakhand on south-east and by Tibet area of China on the east. The literal meaning of Himachal Pradesh is Land of snowy mountains. The state is located in altitudes ranging from 450 metres (1,476 ft) to 6,500 metres (21,325 ft) above sea level. Being mountainous state and surrounded by Himalayas, the terrain and climate is rugged. Himachal Pradesh is a hilly area and because of its peripheral location, this state is neglected in terms of development. The state has a disadvantage of a weak economic and institutional base, and a low level of catalytic skills of the people to provide services such as education, medical and health. Despite the concerted developmental efforts of Indian Government and Himachal Government the state lacks in most of developmental mile stones and economic condition of the state ranks poor as compared to the neighboring states. My Himachal through collection of funds and utilizing volunteer services of Indian and foreign physicians aims to help Child Health care and Nutritional Education in remote villages of Himachal Pradesh. A second aim of My Himachal is to provide financial aid for the education of poorer students. Each year, My Himachal joins hands with Indian and foreign physicians to provide child health care and nutritional education in remote villages of Himachal Pradesh. My Himachal also provide scholarships to poor and deserving students every year. Besides these activities My Himachal has also been instrumental in providing basic health care and nutritional training to local women in rural Himachal. My Himachal in association with students from SP Jain Institute of Management of Research (Mumbai) has carried out studies on various issues like “health of the traditional Kullu weaving industry”,"Information technology education in government institutions" and "Eco Tourism in Great Himalayan National Park" revealing startling facts on these issues. My Himachal makes recommendations to the local government on the bases of these studies, leading to a swift action by the government. Please join our hands in this mission by becoming a My Himachal member. You can help us either financially or by fund raising and if you do not have resources to do that financially, help with your time and energy. We can improve the lives of so many people around us just by giving a little bit of ourselves. So join the team in whatever way you can.
Geographic areas served: Himachal Pradesh, India

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Rating: 3 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Good Concept. Good execution. Need to do more. Onus does not lie with the founders or donor but on everyone who is connected with Himachal.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Connect with other Himachali People and to find out that they are still the same nice bunch of people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Himachal is unlike any other state and Himachalis unlike any other set of people! Thanks,My Himachal, for keeping us connected while being in distant lands! Dharam

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

to remain connected with the events in Himachal

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I cannt think of anything more or less I would have done at this stage. It is a great beginning.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Despite being a small NGO, My Himachal has done great work in the Himachal Pradesh towards community health care thorough vaccination/ immunization of thousands of children as well as through health awareness camps in the last few years. Additionally, students coming from poor families in the region have been helped through scholarships to pursue their education. These scholarships pay for tuition fees, books and school uniforms on Merit-cum-Means basis.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that despite the odds and being a small NGO, the volunteers at My Himachal are tirelessly working to bring a positive change in Himachal

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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