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Sun May 31, 2015, 01:35 PM

 

Challenging India's prejudice against women: village plants 111 fruit trees for every baby girl

The Indian village of Piplantri aims to challenge prejudice against women
The former chief started a project to provide a sustainable future for girls
A quarter of a million trees have been planted in the eco-friendly initiative
The fruit trees provide food for the girls and their families for years
Aloe vera plants are harvested and used to make juices and gels for sale




As the woman blossoms into adulthood, so do the trees in a brilliant example of eco-feminism.
Not only have a quarter of a million trees been planted from this initiative, but the families have to pledge their daughters will not be married until they receive an education and reach the age of 18.
The incredible custom was started in 2006 by the former village chief, Shyam Sundar Palawal, following the tragic loss of his daughter, Kiran, to illness.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3102443/Village-India-plants-111-fruit-trees-baby-girl-born.html#ixzz3bk69fFak

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 01:59 PM

1. This is wonderful.

I wonder if this guy fully realizes what a profound contribution he has made to society in the region, and what an example he is to the nation?

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Sun May 31, 2015, 04:52 PM

2. K&R for the women of India and the future. nt

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