Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to confer the Bharat Ratna posthumously on the late Sunderlal Bahuguna. The environmental activist and chief of the Chipko motion had succumbed to Covid on the age of 94 in Could this yr.
Bahuguna hailed from Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, a state that the Aam Aadmi Social gathering has set its eyes on for the Meeting elections subsequent yr. AAP had earlier stated that they’d contest all 70 seats within the subsequent meeting elections.
Within the letter, Kejriwal highlighted Bahuguna’s journey from combating for India’s independence in his youthful days to beginning the Chipko motion within the 1970s. The CM wrote in his letter that at a time when the world was partaking in rampant environmental exploitation, Bahuguna had the foresight to dedicate himself to defending the surroundings.
The letter learn, “We the folks of India are lucky to have a character like Sunderlal Bahuguna born in our nation to information us. His entire life is a supply of inspiration for all of us.”
He added that there’s a picture of Bahuguna within the Delhi Vidhan Sabha that continues to encourage and information coverage choices in Delhi.