am truly glad to share with you all that the Bhujbas Porter Shelter is now open and operational! The picture above shows the
big mess tent dedicated for the porters’ night shelter. We can now accommodate 20 porters and provide them blanket for
the night. It’s a dream come true! We are running a free medial post from the same camp as well!
received tremendous support and encouragement from the porter community of Gangotri and Uttarkashi and the free medical post
has been particularly busy! As I write this email to you, two of our veteran mountaineers are volunteering at the Bhujbas
post. I am thankful to Rabin Banerjee and Banabhushan Nayak for traveling all the way to Bhujbas and taking charge of the
works at Bhujbas. Without them this project would still remain a dream. Thanks and gratitude also goes to Dr. Jim Duff &
the IPPG for all the support.
has been a humble beginning. But I now know where we actually stand in terms of running this shelter successfully in future.
We are in constant need for more medicines and of course, the presence of a doctor.
shelter will need volunteers, especially doctors in the coming days. I will share further details of the shelter after the
first season in October with an e-newsletter. Please do not hesitate to send us your guidance and advice.