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Google Doodle Celebrates the 45th Anniversary Of Chipko Movement 

Today’s doodle celebrates the Chipko Andolan and those involved. 

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A group of 363 people, led by Amrita Devi, laid down their lives to protect a group of khejri trees. 
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Google celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Chipko Movement on Monday with a doodle, illustrated by Svabhu Kohli and Viplov Singh, that commemorated the movement and those involved.

The Chipko Andolan was a non-violent, grassroots movement that has inspired several future environmental movements.

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The Chipko Andolan also stands out as an eco-feminist movement. Women formed the nucleus of the movement, as the group most directly affected by the lack of firewood and drinking water caused by deforestation.
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The original Chipko movement dates back to the 18th century when protesters laid down their lives to protect a group of khejri trees that were ordered to be cut down. They surrounded the tress and embraced them by linking hands, thus physically protecting them from the loggers . The movement was later named “chipko,” which means “to stick.”

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