It pains me a lot to read about the disasters that have plagued Uttarakhand, the Kedarnath disaster and now, these forest fires that have ranged far too long. As children, we grew up hearing about Chandi Prasad Bhatt, the Founder of the Chipko Movement and his colleague, Sunderlal Bahuguna. Listen to iqoption solo webmoney Ramachandra Guha talk about one of the great Indians, Chandi Prasad Bhatt.
erfahrungen stockpair “People must understand the environment and keep it in mind while planning development.”–Chandi Prasad Bhatt
Listen to an interaction with http://www.arthotelvarese.it/?yutie=cos-e-il-trading-binario-online&a51=2d Shri Chandi Prasad Bhatt on ‘Himalaya Environment and Development: Experiences of the ‘Chipko’ Movement’ at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.
Ramachandra Guha has done his bit to spread awareness about this great Gandhian, who worked at the grassroots and was never seen at any high profile event ever. Chandi Prasad Bhatt always believed in doing his work and didn’t believe in publicizing it. He was born on June 23, 1934. As a child, he learned to take off his shoes as he walked through the bugiyal, the alpine pastures. It was forbidden to spit in the pasture, or to urinate or pollute it in any way. Also, the people were forbidden from even plucking sacred flowers in the week of Nandasthmi.
Another important environmentalist that Ramachandra Guha has talked about is Shekhar Pathak. Dr. Shekhar Pathak is an important historian of the Himalayas and of the Uttarakhand region. He is the Founder of People’s Association for Himalaya Area Research (PAHAR), which he founded in 1983. Listen to him at the go site Mussourie Writers’ Festival. I find this very useful.
Ramachandra Guha’s pieces on both these environmentalists are fine pieces of http://www.segway.fi/?kastoto=bin%C3%A4re-optionen-f%C3%BCr-anf%C3%A4nger-youtube&ace=c4 biographical writing.
Shekhar Pathak has also taken a 1100 kilometre trek every decade across the Himalayas to document the changes in the region. This is the Askot-Aarakot Abhiyan, a trip from Askot to Aarakot, where a few friends get together and travel this distance without anything with themselves. They try to map the entire terrain in various ways. You can watch a short presentation of this unique trek welcher binäreoptioen here. And there is a long, detailed presentation of the site de rencontres à tahiti Askot-Aarakot trek at the India International Centre, New Delhi.
I think the voices of the great Chandi Prasad Bhatt, and the historian and ‘encyclopedia man of the Himalayas’ Shekhar Pathak (as Ramachandra Guha calls him) should be heard more carefully. I’m sure it would help the local governments deal with the issues plaguing this beautiful, heavenly state much better.