Miss Himalaya Pageant

for peace and environment

Swattee ThakurPhoto credit: MHP

Swattee Thakur

Swattee Thakur is from Himachal Pradesh. She is 20 years old and is in her 2nd year of BTech. Swattee is 192 cm tall. Her hobbies are listening to music, singing, and dancing.

I would like to pursue a career as a model, and also want to be a successful entrepreneur.

People in the region need to be prepared for change and try to improve their understanding of the impacts of climate change.

About the Himalayas

Stretching almost 2,500 km from east to west, the Himalayas are home to millions of people and hundreds of unique species. The Himalayas span five countries: India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Pakistan, with the first three countries having sovereignty over most of the range. The main religion among the people of Himalaya are Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam, with a number of different ethnic groups and tribes, separated by boundaries of countries and states.

The essence of purity, beauty of Himalayas can be seen in the people of the Himalaya. It is also a region of fascinating cultural and spiritual heritage. In Hinduism, the Himalayas have been personified as the god Himavat, father of Ganga and Parvati.

Several places in the Himalayas are of religious significance in Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. A notable example is Paro Taktsang, where Padmasambhava is said to have founded Buddhism in Bhutan.

The Himalayas are a mosaic of fragile environments that face a range of challenges. It is the source of six of Asia's great rivers, including the Yangtze, Indus, and Ganges, but changes in climate are affecting their flow. Melting glaciers are causing floods as glacial lakes burst their banks, whilst downstream water availability is becoming increasingly uncertain as unpredictable seasons bring either too much water or too little.

As human populations increase people are using the resources faster than the Himalayas can replenish them. Forests are becoming fragmented, which is a serious problem for species like the tiger and elephant that need large territories to wander in. People in the region need to be prepare for change and try to improve understanding of the impacts of climate change, and develop plans that will allow humans and wildlife to cope with these changes.

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