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Gujjar kids from Rajouri district, Sonmarg, Kashmir, India | by sandeepachetan.com
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Gujjar kids from Rajouri district, Sonmarg, Kashmir, India

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We wish everyone a Merry Christmas! May everyone's lives be filled with joy and happiness as pure as these kids' laughter.

 

Kids from Rajouri, Kashmir, India

 

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.

 

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Taken on July 3, 2013