Thursday, 13 April 2017

A Short Note on Chipko Movement

The Chipko Movement was a nonviolent movement aimed at protection and conservation of trees and forests from being destroyed. The name of the Chipko movement originated from the word 'embrace' as the villagers used to hug the trees and protect them from wood cutters cutting them. It was based on the Gandhian philosophy of peaceful resistance to achieve the goals. It was a strong uprising against those people who were destroying the natural resources of the forests and disturbing the whole ecological balance.