Google celebrates Chipko Movement 45th anniversary, with a Doodle
Today’s Google celebrates Chipko Movement 45th anniversary with a Doodle.
in the 1970, Chipko Movement got its name from the way people embraced the trees to protect them from being cut. The Chipko Movement followed Gandhian philosophy of peaceful resistance and was an uprising against the people destroying ecological balance.
many people Don’t know that the original Chipko andolan dates back to the 18th century and was started by Rajasthan’s Bishnoi community.
Now India, Chipko Movement started in April 1973 in Uttar Pradesh’s Mandal village in the upper Alakananda valley. Soon it spread to other Himalayan districts of the state. The Chipko Movement was triggered by a government decision to allot forest land to a sports goods company.
The Chipko Movement gained traction under Sunderlal Bahuguna, an eco activist, who spent his life persuading and educating the villagers to protest against the destruction of the forests and Himalayan mountains.
‘Chipko’ is a Hindi word “चिपको आंदोलन” for ‘to stick to’ and the way people expressed solidarity with the movement was by surrounding trees and linking their hands together around it, to physically prevent trees being chopped down