Young Chipko Movement


Students and alumni of a government school in Bengaluru, Karnataka, held a Chipko-like movement against cutting trees on their campus. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) proposed to cut down 40 fully-grown trees inside the Jindal Jubilee Government High School campus for a road-widening project. Around 50 students along with a few alumni organised the Appiko Movement, the Kannada version of the Chipko Movement, which is an act of hugging trees that are proposed to be cut down. The trees were planted by students some 20 years ago and now provide shade and greenery to the campus. 

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