Who doesn’t remember about the Chipko Movement that ignited a wave of protests against deforestation across the nation.
Since last 40 years Dhoom Singh who is 79 years old has dedicated his entire life fighting against alcoholism, untouchability, deforestation — all of which were part of the Chipko movement.
A native of Pipaleth village of the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, Dhoom Singh, commonly known as ‘guruji’, has found inspiration from various figures like activist and environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna, scientist Tarak Mohan Das etc.
He adds that scientist Tarak Mohan Das’ study also justified that the usefulness of a tree aged 50 or more is higher if it continues to live prosperously.
A man who continues to fight the Chipko battle and to save the trees and beautiful environment of Uttarakhand since last 40 years, Dhoom Singh feels that the youth must join to save trees and environment. Further he adds- “Change has come and people’s perspective about nature and her gifts has changed and once again they are willing to respect and treasure it beautifully.