Pratham Books

Chipko Takes Root

Written by Jeyanthi Manokaran
Illustrated by Jeyanthi Manokaran

60

Here is a story set in the hills that shows what bravery and grit can accomplish. Dichi, a brave Bhotiya girl takes part in the Chipko movement to save her beloved trees. Everybody in her village knows that trees give them all the important things in their life. Rapid deforestation in the Himalayan region of the Alaknanda river caused floods in the 1970s and gave birth to movement to save trees by hugging them.

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