Dehradun: The SECURE Himalaya Project, a collaborative initiative of the central government and United Nations Development Programme, launched ‘SECURE Himalaya Youth Video Fellowship Films’ on the occasion of the International Mountain Day on Friday. The project involves youths — selected after some rounds of screening — from higher altitude remote villages of Uttarakhand. The selected youths, most of them in their twenties, were enrolled in a four-month-long fellowship program.
During their course of fellowship, the Dusty Foot Productions provided the youths with training in video making and radio programming. As many as eight films were produced by the fellowship members which were ultimately packaged into one project. The films were released on various social media platforms on Friday.
The films were shot mainly in the Darma, Gangotri, and Govind valleys of the state. According to its officials, SECURE Himalaya Youth Video Fellowship aims to build a cadre of youths, belonging to the region, who can become future spokespersons for conservation and sustainable livelihood.