gujjar

gujjar kids

We met these Gujjar kids on our way to the Thajiwas Glacier in Sonmarg. Gujjars are a nomadic tribe of shepherds who move up to the greener pastures in the hills in the summer. Come winter, they move down to the plains with their entire households and flocks.

Due to this lifestyle, the kids usually miss out on conventional schooling. These kids had attended a nomadic school and as proof, they recited to us the alphabet, numbers and also some song and dance. They were happy to receive chocolates as their award.

Deutsch Wir trafen diese Kinder auf dem Weg zum Thajiwas-Gletscher in Sonmarg. Die Gujjar sind ein Nomadenstamm , im Sommer leben Sie auf den grünen Wiesen hoch in den Bergen. Im Winter wandern Sie hinab in das Tal mit Sack und Pack. Wegen dieser Lebensweise haben die Kinder natürlich keine gewöhnliche Schule oder Unterrichtszeiten. Diese Kinder besuchen aber eine Nomadenschule und als Beweis dafür, sagten Sie uns das Alphabet auf, fingen an zu zählen und sangen sogar ein Lied und tanzten dazu. Sie waren überglücklich als Belohnung ihres Wissens von uns etwas Schokolade zu bekommen.

Español Nos encontramos a estos niños en nuestro camino al glaciar Thajiwas en Sonmarg. Los gujjar son una tribu nómada de pastores que se trasladan a los pastos más verdes de las colinas en verano. Cuando viene el invierno, se desplazan a las llanuras la familia entera con los rebaños. Debido a su estilo de vida, los niños normalmente no reciben una escolarización convencional. Han asistido a escuelas nómadas y como prueba, nos recitaron el alfabeto, los números y también alguna canción y baile. Se alegraron de recibir chocolates como premio.

Français Nous avons rencontré ces enfants sur la route des glaciers de Thajiwas dans la station de Sonmarg en Inde. Les Gujjars sont une tribu de bergers nomades qui se déplacent vers les pâturages des collines durant l'été. L'hiver venu, ils partent vers les plaines avec toute leur famille et leur troupeau. En raison de ce mode de vie, les enfants manquent souvent l'école. Les enfants sur la photo, avaient fréquenté une école nomade et pour nous le prouver, ils nous ont récité tout l'alphabet, récité les chiffres et ils ont chanté et dansé. Ils étaient heureux de recevoir des chocolats en récompense.

Italiano Abbiamo incontrato questi ragazzini durante il nostro viaggio verso il ghiacciaio Thajiwas a Sonmarg. I Gujjar sono una tribù nomade di pastori che in estate si sposta sulle colline, verso i pascoli più verdi. Quando giunge l'inverno, migrano poi verso la pianura con tutte le loro famiglie e le greggi. Per via di questo stile di vita i bambini di solito non sono soggetti a una scolarizzazione convenzionale. Questi ragazzi, per esempio, avevano frequentato una scuola nomade e per darcene prova hanno recitato per noi l'alfabeto, i numeri e hanno anche improvvisato qualche canzone e una danza. Erano felici di ricevere cioccolatini in premio.

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Resting herd of Gujjar animals on semi-annual trek in the Himalayan foothils by ILRI on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Animal stock that have stopped to rest at a temporary camp beside the road on the Gujjar’s semi-annual trek from the Himalayan highlands to Dehradun. In September, part of a group of the Gujjar semi-nomadic tribe is on the move for a month from the high mountainous pastures of Uttarakashi to Dehradun river valley outside the state capital of Uttarakhand, in northern India. At 3:00 a.m., this family was one of 10 moving their buffaloes and cattle about 60 km, from the hill station Dhanaulti to Suakholi, where they will camp for the night (photo credit ILRI/Susan MacMillan).

gujjar tribes (by eenar_6)

KASHMIR: People of the Gujjar tribes resting. Gujjars come in the category of semi-nomadic tribes and their main occupation is herding of goats, sheeps and buffaloes. They migrate to upper parts of the Himalayas during the summer season and back to the plains with the onset of chilly winters.