G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
(An Autonomous Institute of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India)
Learningis eternal. But what we learn at what point in time is most important to us. In the changing scenario both in India and the world, bringing the positive transformation in what we learn is also critical. The traditional models of development thinking have changed owing to the requirements of aspirations of the Himalayan inhabitants and the world outside. Research for the Himalayan region not only has to prepare for creation of sustainable livelihoods but also the conservation priorities of the region. A traditional functional and discipline-oriented approach becomes outdated in this context. A dynamic wide-ranging hardcore research and hands on field demonstration is what needed to make our Institute more apt to the changing times. To solve problems of the region we need both inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach accompanied with dedication to the region. Thus, NIHE should achieve vision of knowledge creation and dissemination.