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EcoSikh to Spearhead the Plantation of 1 Million Trees
EcoSikh to Spearhead the Plantation of 1 Million Trees
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EcoSikh to Spearhead the Plantation of
1 Million Trees
Worldwide to Celebrate Guru Nanak’s
550th Birth Anniversary in 2019
EcoSikh, an environmental organization based in Washington, is planning to engage the Sikh community to plant 1 million trees throughout the planet to mark the 550th birth-anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. The organization’s goal is to reach out to Sikhs all across the globe to plant 550 trees at 1,820 locations in different parts of the world or in Punjab, as a gift to the entire planet. EcoSikh will initiate this plantation drive at a selected location related to Guru Nanak in Punjab, India and in Punjab, Pakistan.
 
 
 
Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first embodiment of Divine Light in the Sikh tradition, laid the foundation for a sacred vision for the environment when he composed the salok as second Mehala:
 
ਪਵਣੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਪਾਣੀ ਪਿਤਾ ਮਾਤਾ ਧਰਤਿ ਮਹਤੁ ||
We honour our Gurus’ wisdom and now the situation has arrived when we need to plant more and more trees and save our Mother Earth(our planet)
EcoSikh has formed a network of young volunteers all across Punjab who will be engaged with grassroots to do plantation in different parts of the state and other parts of India. EcoSikh will also invite members of the Punjabi diaspora to sponsor or facilitate plantations in Punjabi villages during this celebrations of Guru Nanak’s Gurpurab. There are over 125000 villages in the state. The EcoSikh team in Washington has already helped in planting 475 trees in the Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore in USA. In the last monsoon season, EcoSikh was able to coordinate the plantation of over 3,000 trees in various parts of Punjab, not including 2,800 trees planted in Amritsar alone in the last 5 years.
 
EcoSikh plans to launch a special website for people to register all over the world for this task and it would encourage Sikhs to work with their respective governments and local administrations to work out a plan. EcoSikh will also collaborate with other international environmental organizations and the United Nations on this initiative.
Join us at the EcoSikh Gala Event on
Sunday, June 10, 2018
at Gaithersburg Hilton
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