Walks and conversations-Year end notes-2016

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”



Hitkar Himalaya Society- Mr.Sudhir Ranjan Bahuguna, Dr Panwar, Dr.Shrawan Rawat-Nagarasu-Chamoli-Uttarakhand, November 2016


Was going through some walks, conversations, experiences of 2016. Here are some video journals with Himalaya Hitkar society, in Uttarakhand, Garhwal Himalayas, India.

Mr.Sudhir Ranjan Bahuguna explains the origins of the Himalaya Hitkar society around 25 years ago, when there was an earthquake in Uttarkashi (1991).


“We are Pravasis- immigrants- living in the plains, in Delhi region, but our love for the hills brings us back here,” he explained, sitting over a cup of tea in Nagarasu , Chamoli a few kilometers before the Gauchar area. “This area served as a base for relief in 2013 when there were flash floods,” he told of more recent natural calamities.


About Hitkar Himalaya Society

He talked about the influences and inspiration of his father Shri Ram Prasad Bahuguna- a journalist-publisher of “Devbhoomi” a weekly which he ran from 1950 to 1990. His sons Mr.Sudhir and Mr.Sameer Bahuguna completed the vision of their father to run this weekly for 50 years. Many journalists and social activists were mentored by his father. The Uttarakhand government has instituted a yearly award for journalists in the memory of Shri Ram Prasad Bahuguna. He was inspired by his uncle Anasuya Prasad Bahuguna, who was one of the first lawyers of the Garhwal region.

Anasuya Prasad Bahuguna

Shri Anasuya Prasad Bahuguna-               18.02.1894- to 23.03.1943- one of the early influences on Shri Ram Prasad Bahuguna.


British India- around 1940- Shri Anasuya Prasad Bahuguna with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Vijay Laxmi Pandit


British India- around 1940- 

About Shri Ram Prasad Bahuguna

Listening to these experiences, the truth of the above mentioned words of Plutarch came to mind.- “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”

About the Gauchar Fair


About prashant bhatt

A psychologist, interested in mindfulness practices. I practiced medicine as a radiologist for 23 years in India and Libya as a radiologist before shifting to Canada. A regular diarist, journaling since 1983 Reading journal : gracereadings.com
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6 Responses to Walks and conversations-Year end notes-2016

  1. I agree with these words. They are good for teachers who need to light the candle of knowledge in their pupils or students not try to fill them with knowledge.

  2. Dcde says:

    I am glad you are inspiring people

  3. Pingback: Year End Journal-2018 | Prashant Bhatt's notes

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