Global Sikh Environment Day

“The EcoSikh movement serves as an inspiration to all those seeking to establish an ecological consciousness that celebrates nature”(March 2012.)
-Olav?Kjorven,
?Director for Public Partnerships at?UNICEF
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Sikh Environment Day
14th March 2017
March 14 is the day for Sikhs to celebrate and reflect their bond with the environment.
In 2017, Sikhs worldwide will be celebrating the 7th?annual worldwide Sikh Vatavaran Diwas?(Sikh Environment Day) on?March 14th. This day marks the New Year in the Sikh calendar and the?gurgaddi?divas of Guru Har Rai Ji,?who is remembered in Sikh history for his deep sensitivity to nature and its preservation.

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Last year, over 3500 Gurdwaras, organizations and educational institutions from six continents were involved in Sikh Environment Day. Hundreds and thousands of Sikhs shared organic langar at the Golden Temple, planted trees, participated in bicycle rallies, katha-kirtan on nature theme, seminars on health, environment rallies, clean-up drives and so on. The entire episode is meant to pay tribute to the seventh Guru, Sri Har Rai ji for the environmental vision he established in his lifetime.
Your Role: Seven Easy Steps
Reach out a nearest Gurdwara, school or organization and support them to hold event and celebrate the message of ‘Pavan Guru Pani Pita Mata Dharat Mahat‘ by following seven easy steps?below, check this video:
Gurdwaras can hold diwans on nature theme and inspire sangat, install solar panels, hosting workshops, kitchen gardening, story sessions for young children.?By joining in, Sikhs across the world will share what the environment means to them, and raise awareness about the state of ecology across their spiritual homeland, Punjab.
Know more about Guru Har Rai and Sikh Environment Day
Read and share this?info poster?at your Gurdwara notice board today.
Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee has?already announced the March 14 celebrations throughout Punjab. SGPC has also called upon the Sikh sangat and Gurdwaras to participate in the worldwide celebrations and pay tribute the seventh Guru.
This is an annual celebration planned by EcoSikh, an organization that was created as the Sikh community’s contribution to the 2009?Plans for Generational Change project, initiated by the?Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project works with the major world religions on long-term plans to improve their relationship with the environment.
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Our previous reports:
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Other useful links for SED-2017 at EcoSikh:
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Short Film Makers: are encouraged to create 60 sec teasers to mark their participation and play a huge role in inspiring the Sikhs of all age worldwide.
Hash Tag for FaceBook and Instagram: “#SikhEnvironmentDay2017″or #SED17?all the 2017 celebrations and announcements shall use #SED17 to share their effort.
For any questions you can contact:
Ravneet Singh at ravneet.singh@ecosikh.org
Gurpreet Kaur at?gurpreet.kaur@ecosikh.org
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