Context: Recently, Sundarlal Bahuguna, the face behind Chipko Movement dies of Covid-19
About Sunderlal Bahuguna
· Sunderlal Bahuguna was a famous Garhwali environmentalist and leader of the Chipko movement.
· He was born on 9 January 1927 in the village of Maroda near Tehri, Uttarakhand.
· Chipko Movement – Sunderlal Bahuguna also contributed to Chipko movement. Bahuguna gave the slogan of Chipko movement “Ecology is permanent economy.”
· Anti – Tehri Dam Protests – He was against the construction of Tehri dam project. He used the methods of satyagraha, and went on hunger strike several times on the banks of the Bhagirathi.
· He spent his entire life explaining and educating the villagers against the destruction of the forests and mountains of the Himalayas.
· He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in the year 2009.