Peepal Baba

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Peepal Baba
Peepal Baba
Peepal Baba
Born (1966-01-26) 26 January 1966 (age 54)[citation needed]
NationalityIndian
EducationMasters in English Literature and Journalism
Known forGive Me Trees Trust
Websitepeepalbaba.in

Peepal Baba or Swami Prem Parivartan is an environmentalist who along with his team has planted over 20 million trees in 202 districts across 18 states in India. He was born to a doctor of Indian Army on 26 January 1966 in Chandigarh, India. His English teacher inspired him at the age of 11 to plant trees in 1977. He is the founder of Give Me Trees Trust which was later registered as a non-governmental organization in 2011. He took asceticism in 1984 from Osho Rajneesh, who gave him the name "Swami Prem Parivartan".

Early life[edit]

Peepal baba was born on 26 January 1966 in Chandigarh, India. His English teacher inspired him at the age of 11 to plant trees on Range Hills Road at Kirkee Military Station in 1977.[1] He planted his first trees on 26 January 1977 in a hobby club in Pune. Since then he has been planting trees.[2]

He completed his master's degrees in English literature and journalism.[3] His father served as a doctor in the Indian Army.[1]

Career[edit]

He took asceticism in 1984 from Osho Rajneesh, who gave him the name "Swami Prem Parivartan".[4] He founded the Give Me Trees Trust in his early years of tree plantation drives. He later got it registered as a non-governmental organization in 2011.[5]

During the period of COVID pandemic, he and his team continued on their mission to plant trees following social distancing norms.[6] Within a period of around 43 years, he and his team has managed to plant 20 million trees in 202 districts across 18 states of India.[6][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "We Should Not Be Talking About Smart Cities, We Should Be Talking About Smart Villages: Peepal Baba", Business World, 6 June 2020
  2. ^ a b "Bottled fresh air is harmful for your lungs: Peepal Baba", India Today, 3 December 2018
  3. ^ "Meet Peepal Baba, the indefatigable tree planter, on UN World Environment Day, 5 June 2018", coastweek.com, 5 June 2018
  4. ^ "Several trees across Delhi and counting", Hindustan Times, 27 January 2013
  5. ^ "Van Mahotsav Special: A Story Of Peepal Baba, The Man Who Has Planted Over 20 Million Trees", NDTV, 4 July 2018
  6. ^ a b "कोरोना संकट के बीच पीपल बाबा का 'पेड़ लगाओ अभियान' जारी", Lokmat News, 20 May 2020

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