Sustainable Development is the call of the hour in order to save our dying Doon Valley and it is from the prism of this very thing that the Vision 2030 of Dehradun stands a chance to exist in its full glory. This issue of Doon Mozaic volume 4 highlights these key points that are essential to the development and protection of our beloved Dehradun. Focusing on the eradication of malnutrition and zero hunger crisis, the plight of our state can be made better.
This issue also endeavours to highlight how false propaganda tries to encroach upon the eco-sensitive zones by trying to build new dams across the state and it’s immediate impact on nature. And then, the cultural hub that is Uttarakhand, and the gaiety brought about by the festive season of Holi adds colours to our endeavours here in the pages, giving insight into the varied cultural nuances of the festival of colours and the harbingers of the a self reflection on these cultures – the great Girda Girish Tewari and Pundit Nain Singh.
The eminent works of the prolific writer Girda Tewari, his endeavours and visions about our state, his lifestyle and his dedication to the cause have been documented in this issue. These people were truly the forerunners of the better Uttarakhand. The tales of Doon Valley in its pristine and untouched state, not very far in the past, is well documented in their works. If one is to go through their works, one might realise what over-population and rapidly growing human habitat is doing to the once beautiful land of Uttarakhand. As if by a collateral damage, the more the people know about the beauty of Dehradun, the more they come and claim lands here, to be amidst the beauty, destroying the glory it once possessed.