Children on way to school in Kumaon mountains, Uttarakhand

School children in Kumaon Himalayas

Children on way to school in Kumaon Himalayas

Children on way to school in Kumaon himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand
Children on way to school in Kumaon himalayas

School going children in the hills deserve special admiration. This is because, many of them have to trek long distances to go to school. In contrast, children in the cities cannot even imagine the kind of difficulties the children in the hills have to go through. I spotted this group of children in the hills of Kumaon Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand.

Happiness despite Hardships

Over the last so many years, I have undertaken numerous travels in the mountains. I have been amazed by what I saw about the school children. They face considerable hardships in their day to day life. Despite the hardships, there is this happiness that radiates from the faces of these children.

( Kumaon Hills, Uttarakhand, 2012 )

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Milind Vishwas Sathe is the founder of Art India Foundation, a non profit organisation, which runs "Khula Aasmaan" as its flagship project. Khula Aasmaan is a platform for creative expression by children. Khula Aasmaan is free. Milind also runs Indiaart Gallery, the art portal and New Media Ventures which is a consulting firm in the area of digital strategy. He is an avid photographer and a blogger. His active interests include travel, photography, cycling, history, media and social transformation projects.

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