Bisalpur Hill, close to our camp JAWAI resembles a steep mountain in the lower Himalayas and has been the home to many Hindu priests and wild animals over the centuries. The ancient Ashapura Mata Ji Temple which is situated half way up the hill, overlooks and is believed to guard the entire Bisalpur Village that lies beneath it. Many pilgrims from all over the country come and pay their regards to the mother goddess at this auspicious temple. On the other side of the hill you are met with stunning views over the agricultural fields & rural farmland below, interspersed with the faint sound of the water being pumped from the irrigation wells. The daily routine of a small rustic village can be witnessed close by. Read More Oh Lakkad Bagga! The Striped Hyena
This season at Sher Bagh, SUJÁN guests and visitors have had the chance to witness the wonderful transformation of the train station at Sawai Madhopur. Throughout the past four months, more than 7,000 square feet of the stations dirty white walls got a fresh lick of paint and have been covered with beautiful hand made drawings & paintings celebrating the wildlife, nature & history of the Ranthambhore region Read More Visit Sher Bagh, Ranthambhore by Rail & you are in for a treat!
JAWAIs solitary hills are dotted with temples, shrines and memorials. All events and festivities in this region are devoted to religion. This can be mainly attributed to the fact that this region was secluded and not many invaders managed ruling over this area. Over centuries, the various communities of JAWAI have preserved their traditions and are proud to have maintained their customs. Every temple has some spiritual significance and has a legend attached to it. Such is the legend of Devgiri. Read More JAWAI: The Legend of Devgiri- God’s Own Hill
SNS Foundation signs a MoU with Department of Education, Himachal Pradesh State
On 12th June, SNS foundation signed a MoU with Department of Education, Himachal Pradesh State. The two parties were represented by Mr. C.S.Patel, Trustee DCA Foundation and Mr. Ghanshyam Chand, Project Director, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, HP state. With the signing of this MoU, SNS Foundation would be working jointly with the government in improving the quality of education in the 11 government schools of Parwanoo township. The 11 schools being attended by close to 2400 students studying in primary to senior secondary grades, will be covered over the next two years in 3 phases. The first phase beginning July 2014, would focus on 3 primary schools with approx. 500 students. Providing students with additional coaching after school hours, improving existing school infrastructure would be some of the salient features of this partnership. In all aspects of quality of education, the Anand School would play a pivotal role. Since, majority of the 2400 students come from the 15 slums that dot the Parwanoo township, improving hygiene and sanitation conditions of the slums is the another crucial aspect of this engagement. Attached are a few photographs of the MoU signing event. Read More Educational initiatives
The Cheli & Peacock Community Trust announces a new initiative at Elephant Pepper Camp. Following the success of myriad education-based projects, the Trust is now branching into healthcare.
Working alongside The Red Cross and the Mara North Conservancy, the Trust has fostered a new project with the nearby Aitong Medical Clinic. The aim of the initiative is to provide 3,000 local people with improved healthcare through better supplies, furthering clinical expertise through training and peer education programmes on key topics such as HIV/AIDS. Read More Aitong Medical Clinic