Fact Sheet

  • ANALA is probably the only organisation in the field of nature education camps promoted by volunteers, in Gujarat.
  • ANALA is a registered Public Charitable Trust functioning under the guidance and superintendence of a core group consisting of five trustees.
  • ANALA is recognised by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF), the authority on mountaineering and allied sports in India. It is a privilege that ANALA was an Ex-Officio Member in the General Body of IMF during 1997-2000.
  • Department of Youth Welfare & Cultural Activities, Government of Gujarat have recognised ANALA as a group working for promotion of adventure and culture since 1995.
  • ANALA organised and maintained a relief camp at Moticherai in Kachchh from 29th January to 15th March 2001, after the devastating earthquake. 350 Volunteers from 15 Non-governmental organisations utilised this camp for relief operations spread over nearly 40 villages.
  • ANALA is actively involved in the rehabilitation and reconstruction activities in Jadsa Village; one of the worst affected villages of earthquake ravaged Kachchh District.
  • Uttaranchal government has recently recognised ANALA as consultants for promoting eco-tourism and wildlife protection activities.
  • National Adventure Foundation, New Delhi has recognised ANALA as a life member since 1995.
  • Started as an informal group of birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts in 1985, ANALA has now grown up as a Non Governmental Organisation. It has conducted more than 500 environment awareness programmes and become synonymous with nature camping.
From joy springs all creation,
By joy it is sustained,
Towards joy it proceeds,
And unto joy it returns.

-The Taittiriya Upanisad (600 B.C)

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
-Louis Armstrong (1901-1970)