Today as we celebrate the most precious, beautiful and enriching entity in all our lives, even as the dark clouds of a pandemic hovers above us, the unadulterated joy and bliss nature brings to us is palpable amongst all. With passionate conversations about what the future holds and how we should negotiate and transact with nature, society and economy, a lot of interesting ideas, forums and practices are emerging.
WFH or Work From Home has become the norm decongesting cities and reducing pollution to a great extent. People are buying and consuming local products, supporting and strengthening the sustainable economic enterprises of small businesses. The slow down has created a new appreciation amongst all of us for the solace that little things in nature can offer. We have all become backyard wildlife and birding photographers. We have started to create art and craft. Many of the age-old family recipes are being resurrected from the dusty corners and musty old notebooks. Everything always has a silver lining.
At Rakkh too, we are hopelessly optimistic, always have been, always will be. Our founding principles, our preamble has been that of conservation and sustainability, of nature, culture, community, wildlife and all the good and great things under the sun worth preserving and celebrating. Rakkh is a perennial celebration of nature, its beauty and bounty. We would love to share these with you when you are able to travel again. Until such time, read on and dream on.
The theme for World Environment Day 2020 is, 'Time for Nature,' with a focus on its role in providing the essential infrastructure that supports life on Earth and human development as enunciated by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme). We submit Rakkh, an experiential and wellbeing resort in Himachal, located in the salubrious mountains of Kangra with an exhilarating and calming environment all around. With the snowy peaks of Dhauladhar standing sentinel in the background, the verdant slopes dotted with quaint villages along winding roads up the hills and down the valley.