Enviroscope - a short film screening

Film Screening


World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June. ‘Connecting People to Nature’, is the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.

About Harela

HARELA Society is a non-profit organization based in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, which focuses on to develop the local models of nature conservation based on community participation, traditional knowledge, and applied science.

We at HARELA, believe in providing a community-based platform for the enthusiasts who wish to bring about a change in their society in terms of environmental and personal well-being. The modus operandi involves a strong, competent and dedicated team of volunteers directed at executing the various activities that HARELA deals with. Through continuous nurturing, deliberation and mentorship, we aim to instill a strong sense of companionship, belongingness and responsive outlook among our volunteers towards environmental issues. Our team driven with such values, carry out various activities with utmost motivation and exuberance which in turn spreads awareness and brings in fresh hands to shoulder our cause.

Since its formation, we have been successful in sensitising the young volunteers towards the local as well as global environmental aspects. The Society has been active in bringing forth the local environmental issues and had dealt them diligently. We have constructed the path for the youth on which they are building a progressive and environment-friendly life-style. Since the last 5-years, HARELA has been nurturing the youth who are zealous and sentient

towards the environment and live by the motto “एकम इति भमू मिः” – Only 1 earth. We are proud that the young HARELA army is not only just aware but is putting its conscious efforts

in their day to day life, for the better and greener tomorrow.


Taking our green initiatives forward, this World Environment Day, we are organizing ENVIROSCOPE, a short video contest. The videos will be made by young students from different schools and colleges of entire Pithoragarh district. Our Pithoragarh is a repository of the most amazing biodiversity and a wealth of other resources that provide succour to humans that live in the region. But, in the shadow of development, we have only deteriorated the natural wealth. Our pace has only increased in these years and due to our ignorance we have failed to document or raise our voice on our ailing environment. Through ENVIORSCOPE, we want to take a step to compile the never documented environmental conditions, especially from the perspective of youth. We aim it as a platform where the individuals from every walk of life could bring forth their observations and portray their aspirations. We believe such a moderate yet direct step will help the bureaucrats, policy makers and concerned authorities to plan and implement the policies in a sustainable manner. We aim to encourage youth, to consider ENVIROSCOPE a platform for the conscious minds driven for betterment of their environment. The documentaries will involve young minds’ concern, imagination, and aspirations for a better tomorrow. We see the event as a step towards current environmental scenario from awareness to action paradigm. The response for the event is overwhelming. We are getting entries from not only local Pithoragarh but also from places like Dharchula, Berinaag, Munshyari, Dehradun etc. and also from other states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Assam etc. Noticing the interest and registration, the number of people on the event is expected to be above 500. ENVIROSCOPE will not end with 5th June; we are taking it as an opportunity for HARELA Society to take the projected concerns into serious consideration. We aim to professionally document such issues in detail so that we could sensitize the larger masses and hence work diligently towards the respected issues.

Guest of Honours

Dr J.C.Punetha

Ex- Director
WWF- Maharashtra

Guest of Honour

Dr Durgesh Pant

WWF Maharashtra

Guest of Honour

Dr. K.S.Valdiya

Padma Shri 2007
Padma Shri 2010

Guest of Honour

Dr. D.K.Upreti

Chief Scientist
N.B.R.I Lucknow

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