Forest Ministry to plant 30,000 trees in Sadhguru’s honour
KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Forests and Environment has expressed its solidarity with the ‘Save Soil’ campaign initiated by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.
Forest Minister Pradeep Yadav expressed his solidarity with the campaign by handing over a letter issued by the ministry to Sadhguru who came to Nepal for the campaign.
In a programme organised in Godavari, Lalitpur district on Friday, Minister Yadav committed to planting at least 30,000 trees in the country through the Ministry of Forests to honour and support the 30,000-kilometer journey made by Sadhguru for the Save Soil campaign.
“We will move together with your campaign through the Ministry and other means, we have solidarity with the good work you have done,” Minister Yadav said and added, “The work of planting trees will be started within mid-September.”
Minister Yadav said he was very happy to welcome Jaggi Basudev, the head of the campaign, to Nepal. He said that the campaign launched by Sadhguru to increase the biotic capability of the earth’s arable soil by conserving the soil is something beyond appreciation.
Along with the letter of solidarity to Sadhguru, Forest Minister Yadav also presented a photo of one-horned rhinoceros to Sadhguru as a gift. Minister Yadav said, “It is highly commendable that you have travelled around the world to raise public awareness and build political consensus for immediate policy initiatives to prevent soil destruction.”
“The work done by Sadhguru is the work that the politicians should do. He is doing the work that we should have done.” Minister Yadav further said.
On the occasion, the Government of Nepal signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sadhguru to Save soil. Nepal has become the 72nd nation to join the solidarity movement.
Govinda Prasad Sharma Secretary (Agriculture Development) at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development exchanged the MoU with Sadhguru with a commitment to enacting new policies as well as implementing existing ones to save soil.
Addressing the programme, Sadhguru stressed the importance of saving soil. He also stressed the urgent need for taking action and making changes at the national level. He appealed to all Nepalis to join hands to save soil for future generations.
The ‘Save Soil’ movement was initiated by Sadhguru, the Founder of Isha Foundation, to urge governments across the globe to formulate policies to address soil health. On March 21, he commenced a solo motorcycle journey of 30,000km in 100 days to create awareness.