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Chipko Movement: Google marks 45th anniversary of the forest conservation initiative

Chipko Movement: Google marks 45th anniversary of the forest conservation initiative”

Taking a leaf out of history, the illustration depicts four women dressed in traditional attire, holding hands and forming a chain around a tree. Back then, the Bishnoi community hugged the trees to protect them against the axing order by Jodhpur's Maharaja.

Gaura Devi's Chipko movement in Uttar Pradesh's Mandal village.

The movement was led by Amrita Devi, 383 people from 84 villages sacrificed their lives protecting a group of Kehri trees.

The efforts of these women inspired several environmental protests since generations. The uprising against the felling of trees and maintaining the ecological balance originated in Uttar Pradesh's Chamoli district (now Uttarakhand) in 1973 and in no time spilled onto other states in north India.

Chipko Movement is known as a non-violent movement which was organized more than 4 decades ago for the conservation of forest and all natural vegetation.

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The Khejri tree for the protection of which the Chipko Movement began

The intellectual objective of the Chipko Movement was to draw attention to prevent deforestation, which had commenced to occur on a mass scale to make way for dams or industry or roads. He helped the Movement to gain prominence, through the 5,000-kilometer trans-Himalaya march undertaken from 1981 to 1983, travelling from village to village, gathering support for the movement. After this incident, the king, in a royal decree, banned cutting of trees in all Bishnoi villages.

Google celebrated this anniversary with a doodle, illustrated by Svabhu Kohli and Viplov Singh. Women formed the nucleus of the movement, as the group was most affected by the lack of firewood and drinking water caused by deforestation. What made this nonviolent movement spread like fire was the participation of women. The original movement was called "angalwaltha", the Garhwali word for "embrace", as the protesters protected the trees by surrounding them and linking hands, physically preventing the loggers from touching the plants.

In 1987, the Chipko Movement was awarded the Right Livelihood Award. Since the leaders and proponents of the Chipko movement were mainly rural women, it came to be identified with eco-feminism.

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