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October 23, 2013:
It’s been just four years since EcoSikh was launched and this new short film celebrates the impressive achievements of this international environmental network.
EcoSikh – 4 years of journeying
‘EcoSikh – 4 years of journeying’ charts the progress of the organisation since 2009, when the Sikh Council on Religion and Education joined in partnership with ARC and UNDP to respond to the challenge of Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General for the religions of the world to become active in promoting the care of the environment. EcoSikh was launched that year and submitted a 5 Year Plan on the environment to Ban Ki Moon and HRH Prince Philip, ARC’s founder, at the Many Heavens, One Earth event in Windsor, UK.
The film shows how, from that point on,. EcoSikh’s small staff and resources have been used to grow a worldwide network within the Sikh community that is committed to following the example of Guru Har Rai ji, the seventh Sikh Guru whose love for creation led him to nurture plants and animals and create special gardens for them. His example led EcoSikh to create Sikh Environment Day, an annual event held on March 14 – the day that celebrates the enthronement of Guru Har Rai ji.