Nurmahal, Jalandhar. In a new report, Oxford University researchers said that “Trees are the best technology for fighting climate change. They are best hopes to secure our planet.”
In wake of the mounting climate change threat, socio- spiritual custodians took charge to install nature’s best technology to fight the challenge. Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan branch office Nurmahal, Jalandhar undertook a rigorous tree plantation drive in the rural belt around Nurmahal town.
Though trees now get an Oxford stamp of being Best technology to fight climate change, Indian Vedic tradition has always given a sacred position to trees. His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, Head and Founder of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan , a true conservationist, reveals that “ The vital role of trees in regulating the climate system and its manifold contribution towards stabilizing the ecosystem was the scientific reason behind Vedic rishis promoting worship of trees. They understood man would not plunder what they worshipped hence they carved sacred groves for protection of these natural engineers.”
To create value for trees and reiterate their vital role to solve the current environmental crisis, ascetic disciples of His holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji awakened to the interconnectedness of life through Brahm gyan went around the area planting over 10,000 organically grown saplings of Indian Oleander (Nerium indica), Gulmohar (Delonix regia) and Indian Mahogany (Chukrasia tabularis). Mr. Gurbinder Singh Atwal, Ex. MLA also participated in the tree plantation drive to fulfil his responsibility towards nature.
DJJS Nurmahal has a taken a quarterly target of planting 25000 saplings in the rural belt as well as sensitizing the farmers and locals to maintain and protect these trees. DJJS Sanrakshan annually undertakes numerous tree plantation drives across the country. Taking a socio- cultural and spiritual approach several sensitization methods like nukad nataks, awareness rallies and public engagement activities are put to use to motivate people both in urban and rural setups to plant and maintain local varieties of trees.