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Our homeland, Punjab, is facing disastrous environmental challenges and EcoSikh has taken several initiatives to make a difference. In September 2018, EcoSikh had launched Guru Nanak 550 Campaign with a global target of planting 1 million trees by planting 550 trees at 1820 spots globally to celebrate 550th Gurpurab of Guru Nanak.
In continuance of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Gurpurab, EcoSikh has persistently strived to create Micro-Forests using Miyawaki methodology safeguarding and restoring the purity of Environment.
In the past 9 months since March 2019, EcoSikh has planted 138 beautiful and thriving forests in Punjab and in states outside Punjab. Starting from Gill Patti Bathinda, we have now covered Sangrur, Ludhiana, Moga, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ropar, Jalandhar, Mansa, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Faridkot, Samana, Kapurthala, Patiala, Mohali in Punjab and amongst the other states our sacred forests exist in Gujrat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Maharashtra, Jammu & Kashmir and one in Kasur, Pakistan.
Additionally, EcoSikh has conducted various Forest Training Workshops in Bhatinda, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, and Rajasthan during the past 8 months where several dozen young people were trained in forest making and these workshops were conducted by Shubendhu Sharma, a legendary forest creator in the world. He has been planting hundreds of forests in 13 countries. The purpose of this training was to create a network of environmental leaders from all over Punjab who would plant sacred forests for the betterment of the state’s worsening ecology. Today we have a team of 17 expert forest makers to help in making Punjab green and make a livelihood in this profession.
The paradigm shift from traditional plantation to the creation of Guru Nanak Sacred Forests is welcomed by the people with open arms. All the hosts of these forests formed a deep attachment with them. EcoSikh personnel regularly visits the forests to monitor the growth and provide needed support wherever necessary.
Guru Nanak Sacred Forest is a very low maintenance project and the host party just has to ensure regular watering to the plants. Each and every forest planted to date is being revered and taken care of by the hosts with devotion as a sacred duty towards Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the environment.
Here are some links for some updates:
Click here to download 250 Day report of Guru Nanak Sacred Forests.
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