Architect Of Chipko Movement: Sunderlal Bhuguna


Over two decades of experience has seen us publish books that are motivational, inspirational and help students acquire sound values. In pursuit of our endeavour to motivate readers to be better citizens we are publishing the Torch Bearer Series based on the lives, actions and deeds of personalities who have been instrumental in making our nation a better place and who through their achievements are the role models and icons of todays youth. The personas brought to light in our Torch Bearer Series are a guiding light to our newer generation, for they set an example to the world to a brighter tomorrow.

‘The Torch Bearers’ is a collection of pictorial books where the life and works of great personalities of past and present era are presented. this series is the first of its kind brought out by virtuous publications. they will be inspirational for the young reader and clearly being home the point that when a person committed to a cause the impossible soon become possible. In the way these life accounts will act as path finders. An attempt has been made to include all those great personalities who with their work have left an indelible impression on the minds of people.

Sunderlal Bahuguna is a noted environmentalist, Chipko movement leader and a followers of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of Non-violence and Satyagraha. For years he has been fighting for the preservation of forests in the himalayas, first as a member of the Chipko movement in 1970s, and the later he spearheaded the Anti-Tehri Dam movement from the 1980s,to early 2004. He was one of the early environmentalists of india, a man who understood that for us to continue inhabiting earth ,the harmony with nature must be maintained. The man with a mission, who knows that the preservation of the environment is a necessity if we need to preserve this planet for future generations. with determination and a passion undiminished he has given his years and time to making our surroundings stay green. In this endeavour, he has not faltered and stayed the course despite various obstacles, the indifference of people and the apathy with which his demands have been met on  occasions. Bahuguna is not a man to back down and thereby the ultimate result is positive. However there is a long way to go and the world needs men like him who do not deviate despite the long road  ahead.

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