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Mr Jeevan Verma to empower his village through positive aspects of Tourism.

Rural Organization for Social Empowerment – ROSE is a voluntourism/village tourism organisation started by Mr Jeevan Verma to empower his village through positive aspects of Tourism.

What inspired me?

Jeevan uncle belongs to small village where he is limited by the very little resources he can manage and yet he chooses to push his dream of creating a sustainable future for his village, by managing with what ever government and private resources available to him. He spends hai day learning to use a computer, using social media to promote his work.

His knowledge about animal husbandry and cross breading is phenomenal. He has done notable work in Goat breeding and has been recognised multiple times by the Govt. Of India.

He has an amazing family, where everyone is so connected to each other, they share laughs and they share stories. They had their own problems to deal with but never for once i saw them complain about anything

Opportunities with R.O.S.E.

Voluntourism Activities –

  1. Teaching at local school
  2. Building low cost infrastructure and Sanitation facilitates
  3. Rural resources management and planning
  4. Organic Farming

Tourism –

1.Bird Watching

  1. Village Walks
  2. Temple hoping
  3. Cultural/Cuisine exploration

Experience of Mornings in the Village

Every morning, when I perched my head out of the pillow, i opened my bleary eyes, half awake and asleep, the warm feeling of the first light of dawn falling on my face through the window persuaded me to wake up. The sweet sounds of Himalayan Bulbul intermingled with joyful children voices made it even harder to go back to my dreams as the reality seemed more appealing, the musky smell of pine covers, fileds and the fresh cooked breakfast pretermit all the tiredness in my veins, I woke up fresh with a smile every morning.

I would humbly like to ask you to you visit him next time you are in Uttrakhand. Everything we do requires monetary support and so does Gopal Ratna Jeevan Verma, please support his effort by exploring rural tourism with him.

Jeevan Verma

Mobile no- +91 8954868561






#responsibletourism @ ROSE Kanda

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ROSE Kanda


India To Make An Impact

By: Divya Kilikar

Published On: April 27, 2018

Plenty of studies have been done to prove that volunteering is not just good for the NGO, but has many perks in store for you as well. People who volunteer regularly have been known to live longer and happier, establish healthy relationships and feel more fulfilled. But that’s not all. Volunteering turns out to be one of the cheapest ways to travel, as most NGOs provide room and meals for modest prices during the program. This also paves the way for a rich, cultural experience where you can interact with the locals and learn their way of life.

Moreover, volunteering is known to be great for your career as it provides insight to help make career choices and also find some valuable contacts along the way!

Here are five rewarding volunteer programs you can try out in some of India’s most picturesque regions.

NGO: Rural Organization for Social Elevation

Where: Kanda, Uttarakhand


The project also helps generate employment in an area where there are very few employment schemes.Different from the other forms of tourism ,this pro-poor voluntary tourism helps in offsetting the “Domino Effect” that has destroyed many hill stations.

       Foreigners who flock Kanda in large numbers , make their stay meaningful . They begin their day with a shramdaan ,leading to a cleaner environment . They involve themselves in different chores. They go trekking , chase butterflies but also give lesson in working English to the poor Dalit and backward people. And in the evening ,they enjoy a sumptuous Kumauni meal with Jeevan’s family. Many houses here are even repaired by the volunteers. Jeevan’s story would have remained  unknown beyond these picturesque valleys, but for Prof.Dr.Tajvir Singh – head of the Centre for Tourism Research and Development in Lucknow  and an authority on Himalayas.

    In his research journal, Dr . Singh and his assistant Shalini Singh took up this pilot project and spent a week in Kanda. The research paper they prepared , after there stay in Kanda, war presented at a conference in Makau at the institute for Tourism Studies.” The world received the news with joy”. saidShalini ,back from the conference.

    Prof Singh said this experiment would introduce ‘social  tourism’ on the hills “ inundated by holders of visitors from the plains unmindful of the damage they have done to the place”. ROSE ( Rural organisation for Social Elevation ), Jeevan’s organisation with headquarters in Sunargaon , has a bio- gas plant, a cattle shed, green house and a bee- keeping unit.