Things have been going downhill for India’s daughters, especially from themarginalized communities for quite some time. In the last two decades, India has witnessed a massive decline in women’s participation in the workforce. According to a World Bank report, the female labour force participation rate decreased from 26% in 2005 to an alarming 20% in 2019. Then came the Covid-19 pandemic. Aside from devastating many lives, causing widespread disruption of businesses, it also spelt doom for many working professionals and labourers. 2020 saw many people being deprived of their livelihoods, falling into financial ruin. A 2020 UN report predicted that the pandemic will push 96 million people below the poverty line half of which would be women. Thousands of women who still managed to have a semblance of self-identity and a means of livelihood by running small businesses or serving as domestic help have lost their only source of income during the quarantine period.
At Upanyasher Aranya, we believe in making futures brighter, more promising. We have established a Gurukul or an in-house school where the local children from the marginalized communities will be provided education free of cost. They will be instructed by teachers who are also selected and trained locally. According to a 2014 SRI-IMRB survey, about 6.1 million children drop out of school without completing their education. At least 35 million children aged 6-14 do not attend school. We want to secure a better future for the children of our country. But change has to come through us. One step at a time. However, with your help, we are confident that we can help these children dare to dream and grow up to become responsible citizens of the country.These kids want to fly high. Let us be the wind beneath their wings.
Locavores rejoice! If you love locally grown, organic food then get ready to indulge! At Upanyasher Aranya you can enjoy a 100% organic diet. Relish fresh fruits grown from the local farm for breakfast or as a healthy snack after lunch. Vegans will be spoilt for choice as they can indulge in a farm-to-fork organic eating experience every mealtime. Savour a wide variety of fresh vegetables every time you sit down to eat!
There is nothing more satisfactory than biting into a ripe apple or mango. Imagine relishing its rich flavour, losing yourself in the sweetness. Nothing short of euphoria.
Now you don’t have to travel to Shimla to enjoy apples fresh from the orchard. You can get it right here at Upanyaser Aranya! Our menu which comprises fresh, locally produced seasonal fruits and vegetables promise to satisfy even the most particular locavores….
Yearning for a break from the stifling monotony of the 9-5 life? Seeking refuge from the stress of meeting office deadlines and personal commitments for at least a day or two? We promise to be the ultimate refuge for you in that case. Get ready for the ultimate detox experience! At Upanyasher Aranya you can have the tranquil stress-free ‘me-time you always craved for. Immerse yourself in a scenic abode far from the madding crowd of the city.Surrounded by lush greenery, you can finally enjoy some peace of mind. We will help you keep your mind free from stress during your stay. Enjoy the healing experience of a lifetime under the guidance of certified yoga, meditation practitioners, and music therapy experts. Bid goodbye to worries and self-doubt through regular yoga, meditation, and mindfulness sessions. At Upanyasher Aranya we promise nothing short of a holistic healing experience- mind, body, and soul…..
When was the last time you sat down with a book? Not for work-related purposes, but solely for your pleasure? Bogged down by office deadlines, numerous personal obligations, and various commitments, many bookworms have no time today to spend some time with their first love – books. At home, many books gather dust on the shelves and remain untouched. Held down by so many responsibilities we have no time for them. If you want to enjoy some cherished ‘me-time with your favourite book, then you have come to the right place! Get ready for the reading experience of a lifetime at Upanyasher Aranya! Imagine reading your favourite comics, getting immersed in an engaging love story, or joining the detective for a thrill ride! Now you can do it all. You can read to your heart’s content, in the lap of nature! Have a seat at our open-air library (created from mud) and spend your evening with Sherlock Holmes………….