INDIA- Migration is a burning issue that villages in Uttarakhand are witnessing in today’s time. Amidst all this, Prem Sati, a social worker from a small and scenic village named ‘Kaub’, situated in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand is leaving no stone unturned to protect villages from becoming uninhibited. A person who is in love with art is crafting stories through his talent which is still unheard by a large population of the state. Be it the temple of Kedarnath, Badrinath or Vaishnodevi, you can see the piousness and exquisiteness of these temples through his handicraft work in the form of wooden sculptures. It wasn’t until a little more than four years ago when he decided to make wooden sculptures.
Currently, he along with his two friends are making aesthetic wooden sculptures to earn a livelihood without wandering in cities. They are being supported by Uttaranchal Youth and Rural Development Center, a social organization which has been working towards the upliftment of the people through guiding them the ways of sustainable development.
He feels that the issue of migration can be mitigated if citizens can start trusting their talent and utilizing it where they are born. Additionally, he thinks the intervention of government is much required to highlight the true talent of Uttarakhand in front of the world.
Though his contribution looks small but is setting a precedent for younger generations who think only cities can inhabit them.