Noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna dies
On May 21, 2021, the leader of the Chipko Movement and famous environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna dies passed away due to infection with COVID-19.
- Sundarlal Bahuguna was born on 9 January 1927 in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. He did a lot of work for the conservation of forests in the Himalayan region. He will always be remembered for his role in the Chipko movement.
- In addition to the Chipko movement, he also launched a movement against the construction of Tehri Dam. He was conferred with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India in 1981, but refused to accept it.
- In addition, in the year 1986, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award. He was awarded the Jamnalal Bajaj Award in 1986 and the Padma Vibhushan Award in
- The Chipko movement started in India to conserve forests (save trees). It started in 1973 in Uttarakhand.SunderlalBahuguna, Suraksha Devi, Gaura Devi, Sudesha Devi, Bachni Devi, Chandi Prasad Bhatt, Virushka Devi played an important role in this movement. SundarlalBahuguna was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2009 for this movement, while Chandi Prasad Bhatt was awarded the Raman Magsaysay Award in
Source – The Hindu