About Us

About Himwats Savidya

Himalaya Water Service Tatha Vikas Avam Paryavaran Sanrakshan Samiti (HIMWATS) is a non-governmental organization working towards the development of Uttarakhand. HIMWATS is registered under Indian Societies Act and has been allocated a Registration No: 758/ 1997-98 (renewal No 73/2004-2005, for five years) in Haldwani Office of Registration of Societies, Uttarakhand (UK), INDIA.

Uttarakhand is the newest state in the Indian Union, and one of the most backward too. Majority of people living in the 15620 villages and in most of the 81 cities and urban locations in the 13 districts of UK are inherently below the poverty line. The primary stable profession is Agriculture; with only cash earning profession being small number of the youth in the national army. Most of the frustrated youth go away to the plains of India for search of jobs and in the absence of any education due to poor parental monetary condition, they land in the plains all over India, doing the menial jobs in small hotels and restaurants - washing dishes and cooking food etc.

Champawat is one of poorest districts in the state. The Savidya Upasamiti of HIMWATS was started to help the children and youth of the UA hills through education and training using regular govt. schools and professional institutes and workshops.

History:

HIMWATS was founded on 10th November 1997 by some concerned people under the guidance of Dr. G B Bist & Dr. H D Bist, who was also appointed as the president of HIMWATS. The assistance to the villagers was provided from the money donated by Mr. T K Bist, brother of Dr. H D Bist.

Vision:

Development of Uttarakhand.

Mission:

The organization aims at alleviating the poverty, the backwardness and the miseries of people from Uttarakhand villages by providing financial help and impetus to the poor children in the area, to avail the advantages of formal Primary education and Vocational Training.

The basic idea behind the NGO is that the education is a critical requisite and a primary weapon for overall economic and social developments of an individual (and hence of society, along with natural incentive for the population control in India).

Education generates awareness of the rights and obligations of an individual towards him and the society, it creates self confidence, self-respect, improves opportunities and quality of life in general. Exploitation of the youth is minimized or eliminated.

The whole project is to serve as a catalytic agent and an out-reach medium to transform the lives of the socio - economically backward and needy youth of UK villages; and also the young jobless children of: i) the slum-dwellers, ii) the migrants, iii) the persons below the poverty line, iii) the homeless labors and iv) the land-less agricultural workers, by providing proper facilities and incentives.

 

Adopt a School

A unique program empowered by every technical know-how from Himwats Savidya with detailed information and step-by-step evaluation of proposed school(s).

 

Vocational Training

For the students to develop interest in vocational fields. We are targeting youths also who have some level of education and can be trained to earn their living.

 

Scholarships

Various merit based scholarships are available to disadvantaged students. We also facilitate Foundation for Excellence Scholarships to the students going for Higher Education.

 

Free Health Camps

are organized in various regions of Uttarakhand. People are informed about the various diseases pertaining to ears, eyes, heart etc. and they are treated free of cost.