G.B. Pant 'National Institute of Himalayan Environment'(NIHE)

(An Autonomous Institute of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India)


Celebration of Harela Festival at Nature Interpretation & Learning Centre "Surya Kunj" of the Institute.

Date: 16th Jul 2020

Harela Festival

Harela is a festival celebrated every year on 16 July basically in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state of India and some regions of Himachal Pradesh. It is called Hariyali or Rihyali in the Kangra, Shimla, and Sirmour regions of Himachal Pradesh. It is called Dakhrain in the Jubbal and Kinnaur areas of Himachal Pradesh. Every year GBPNIHE celebrate "Harela Festival" in order to spread awareness about environment in the society.
Another event organised by the institute on the occassion of Harela Festival this year

About Surya Kunj

GBPNIHE initaited the establishment of a functional Arboretum "Surya Kunj" in 1992 at the institute Head Quarters. Initially the area was under highly degraded grazing land interspersed with Pine trees and shrubs.
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