The first Himalayan Day was celebrated in 2010. It was an idea of eminent activists and environmentalists, including Anil Joshi, Radha (Bahan) Bhatt, and Sunder Lal Bahuguna.
Padam Shri (Dr.) Anil Prakash Joshi, a social worker and founder of Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organization (HESCO), and his team apply knowledge of technology and environment science for sustainable development in rural Himalayan villages.
Radha (Bahan) Bhatt, an activist who follows Gandhian philosophy, has worked to improve condition of women in Uttarakhand.
Sunder Lal Bahuguna, an activist and environmentalist from Uttarakhand, is known for Chipko Movement (1970s), Anti-Tehri Dam (1980-2004), and Save Himalaya campaigns.
The aim of the day is to create awareness about the fact that unique ecosystem of the Himalayas requires unique methods for ecological conservation and sustainable development.
The promoters of the day want an all-inclusive policy for preserving and conserving various ecosystems of the range.
Themes of Himalayan Day
2012: Develop Gross Environment Product (GSP)
2013: Save Himalaya, Save Self.
2015: Sab Ka Himalaya, the Himalaya is for everyone.