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We organised a Godess Parwati (Lord Shiva’s wife) pooja (worship)on 8th July 2011, our home stay Village Eco tourists enjoying and increesing knowledg about Spritual India, enjoyed unique cooking / festival meal,community particaption, celebration dresses and relegious Hindu customs / traditions.They enjoying with the taking photos , communicating with the community members and gaining experiences about Indian relegious celebration.
Jeevan

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Thank you very much for your hospitality . The famely were very friendly made be feel welcome into the home and the community.I have enjoyed helping at the school and on the construction and i look forward to hearing about it’s progress.
i wish ROSE all the best in the future and hope to return at some point.
Best wishes .
Guy Roger UK

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I have had such an incredeble time in Kanda , Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity . Your family are so amazing !
I will definately visit you again + i promish to tell everyone i know about the voluntry opportunitys here.
Thank you again .
Camilla Eyley
Email- millie212@hotmail.co.uk

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A group of 13th , local villagers of Pindari trucking root Bageshwar with Dr Senija Causevic Senior Lecturer International Tourism management ,London Metropolitan Business School , London, UK , Mr Parth Joshi YES Bank New Delhi and Mr Mahaveer Bankoti coordinator arrived at Jeevan Paying Guest Unit ,Village – Sunargaon , Kanda on 16th July 2011 at afternoon , JPGU registered by Tourism department under home stay accommodation scheme of Govt. of India . Participants of the training visited JPGU premises , outside / inside of the reception room , meeting room , living rooms, kitchen, dinning room, veranda, toilets, bathrooms, kitchen garden , Micro Dairy unit , micro Poultry unit, House peat’s unit , and Natural scenic beauty of the areas. They studied facility of local Kanda Market, Transportation, Postal service, Bank service, Information technology service, Other service providers, Roads, Rural paths, Water management, Sanitation, Garbage management, Organic product, Local community members well behaviour and positive attitude , Host families manners, Guiding manners and Host village community members manners, responsibility of the host / guide /community/ tourists.
All investigated the opportunity of the Community based Eco Tourism opportunities
in Kanda areas such as – Holiday enjoying, Natural scenic beauty, Hill / Mountains /Rivers / Streams, Biodiversity, Birds and Wild life watching , Himalayan view, Sun rise and sun set, Flora and fauna , Flowers and Butterflies ,Stairs agriculture fields,
Spiritual temples and Caves, Heritage sites, Adventure programme, Expdition , Local Craftsmanship, Local Customs and traditions, Village walk points, Local talent/ knowledge, Rural life style, Voluntary social help opportunities, and others.
Mr Jeevan Verma hosting Foreign and domestic Eco tourists since 1988 with the co-operation of the local community members, he organised a slide show about the Eco village tourism opportunity in the Kanda, after that coardinator and participents raised questions ,Mr verma answerd the their questions and gave in idea how they can manage good Eco tourism practice in their areas.
Feed back —
1— This is great .I am really happy that we brought our group here, a lot of learning great opportunity for us,Thank you so much for this.
Dr.senija Causevic
Senior Lecturer
International Tourism Management

2— Very impressive efforts, I hope Mr Verma can take this forward to new heights and helps Rural Tourism grow in Kumaun.
Parth Joshi
YES Bank New Delhi
Email– parth.vkt@gmail.com

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Co- operative Approach to Sustainable
Rural Tourism Development in India

Cecilia J Teitz Ph.D. researcher ,School of Business ,Enterprise and management, Queen Margaret University- Edinburgh ,visited Jeevan Paying Guest Unit Sunargaon , Kanda ,Bageshwar, Uttarakhand , India on 10th July 2011. She studied to develop a theoretical framework for a Co-operative approach to sustainable rural tourism development in India.
This study aim to develop a theoretical framework for a co-operative approach to sustainable Rural tourism developments in India, and furthermore ,to conceptualise co-operative tourism. For this an in-depth understanding of different factors affecting a co-operative tourism development in a rural setting need to be identified. More specifically , the research aim to determine the issues commonly faced by rural communities ,their primary need and issues and how these can be addressed in order to improve their livelihoods.
This study has the potential to actively contribute to improving the livelihood for rural communities and put forward a model that can be of practical use to many and be transferred to a variety of settings in other states of India as well as other countries.

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