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Happy Sikh Environment Day!

"Painting of the 7th Sikh guru, Guru Har Ri Ji and the animal sanctuary and medicinal garden he kept in the city of Kiratpur, just as the foot of the Himalayas. Guru Har Ri Ji is remembered in the Sikh tradition for his deep sensibility to the natural world and its preservation. Image: Meeri Peeri Khalsa." (http://www.treehugger.com)

Today, March 14, marks the first ever “Sikh Environment Day” – an initiative of EcoSikh – in honor of Guru Har Rai, the seventh Guru of the Sikhs.  Visit their website to see what they have achieved in bringing awareness among Sikhs about the environment in the first year of this initiative:

Over 250 Sikh temples, schools and organizations across the world today are inaugurating the first Sikh Environment Day, taking part in mass planting of trees, installing solar panels, encouraging eco-friendly farming methods and more. The event (parts of which will take place over the coming week) has been embraced by the highest levels of the Sikh authority.

Sikhs in British Columbia, Canada, documented their activities on video:

Given the global reach of this initiative, I would say that it has been a success.

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3 comments

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  3. Sundeep

    That painting of Dhan Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji with the animals is beautiful! Where can i get a high resolution version of it? Can I buy it from anywhere?

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