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Located in northern India, Uttarakhand, formerly known as Uttaranchal, is a state renowned for its cultural diversity and natural beauty. Divided into two distinct divisions, Garhwal and Kumaon, it encompasses 13 districts. Dehradun serves as the winter capital and largest city, while Bhararisain in Chamoli district acts as the summer capital.

The native population, known as Uttarakhandis, identifies regionally as Garhwali or Kumaoni based on their origins within Garhwal or Kumaon. According to the 2011 Census of India, Uttarakhand has a population of 10,086,292 comprising 5,137,773 males and 4,948,519 females, with 69.77% of the population living in rural areas.


The state is the 20th most populous state of the country having 0.83% of the population on 1.63% of the land. The population density of the state is 189 people per square kilometer having a 2001–2011 decadal growth rate of 18.81%. The gender ratio is 963 females per 1000 males.


The state's demographics highlight a multiethnic composition, with significant Rajput and Brahmin communities alongside Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Scheduled Castes and Tribes, including Jaunsaris, Bhotiyas, and Gurjars.

PARAS INDIA NGO operates in Haridwar, identified as an Aspirational District by NITI Aayog, focusing on community development. Our initiatives are centered around a community hub, facilitating essential services like libraries, skill development programs, and health camps. Despite accessible primary education, the region grapples with challenges in providing quality secondary and higher education, which we address through targeted interventions.

Our mission is to enhance educational opportunities for underprivileged students and promote community well-being. By bridging gaps in education and health services, we aim to foster holistic societal development in Haridwar, elevating educational outcomes and enhancing overall quality of life.

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