For every girl born, Indian village plants 111 trees

The birth of a child brings happiness to any family, but to a village in India it means much more, especially if it’s a girl. In Piplantri village, in the Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district, India, for the last seven years, people plant 111 trees every time a girl is born.

This tradition was started by a father whose daughter died a few years ago. Since then, the villagers have managed to plant over a quarter million trees in the area and they take care of the trees by planting aloe vera around them. Aloe vera protects the trees from termites and it is also a source of financial profit for the people ( by selling aloe vera gels).

However this is not the only good news coming from this area. Piplantri village also honours girls and women in another way, too. The village committee makes the parents sign an agreement to let their daughter marry at a legal age and to send her to school. If you care to find more, you can check their website.

 

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. simplyilka
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 18:26:43

    This is lovely, especially for India where a girl is not always welcomed into the family. Thanks for sharing!

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