‘Chipko Movement’ anniversary at AMU

 

Aligarh : The 48th anniversary of the world famous ‘Chipko Movement’ was observed at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in a special programme of the Cultural Education Centre (CEC) in which faculty members and students drew attention to stop deforestation.

Delivering a talk on ‘Environmental and Social Relevance of Chipko Movement’, Prof Vibha Sharma (Department of English) said, “The Chipko movement was aimed at protection and conservation of trees, but, perhaps, it is best remembered for the collective mobilisation of women for the cause of preserving forests”.

She apprised the students on the importance of environmental sensitivity and consciousness and spoke about the role of Indian women in the movement and how it turned into a globally recognised social movement by the will and grit of women during the 1970s.

Prof Vibha with students also demonstrated the iconic ‘tree hugging’ activity to observe the day.

“Dr Ali Jafar Abedi extended the vote of thanks and Kulsum Salahuddin, the ECO Club Secretary conducted the programme”, said Prof F S Sherani (CEC Coordinator).

 

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