• Tue. Sep 27th, 2022

How Ministry of Tribal Affairs and The Art of Living took up “Seed Rakhi” initiative

Raksha Bandhan is a special occasion that celebrates the bonding between brothers and sisters, further a cause towards bringing societal harmony in the broader sense of the term. This is indeed laudable.

The Art of Living, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Sri Sri Institute, Bangalore, launched the ‘Seed Rakhi’ Campaign from 2021 onwards in the village of Phulumbri, Sillod Taluka of Aurangabad, Maharashtra, to provide employment to tribal women, make them self- reliant and protect the environment.

With the goal towards “Empowering tribals, transforming India”, Diligent Tribal Women of the Adivasi Mahila Kisan Manch displayed a wide range of elegant ‘Bij Rakhi’ created from indigenous seeds.

Now, this is certainty a unique contribution to increasing forest cover and fighting climate change. At a time when India is otherwise suffering from global warming.

Hadga, Sunflower, Coriander and Gunj (Ratti) and other non-toxic organic seeds are used for These innovative and environment friendly ‘Beej Rakhi’ fashioned by the tribal women in rural areas can be gifted on Rakshabandhan.

After using this Rakhi, the ultimate goal is to plant the seeds in the backyard, in pots or in the fields to improve the environment. Besides, this Rakhi has the potential to reduce Soil Pollution caused by other types of rakhis.

Team NE India Broadcast salutes this spirit and encourages “Seed Rakhi” initiative for the intended cause as mentioned above. It is interesting to note how section of the society come up with such innovative ideas.

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