It’s no secret men are valued more than women in India. However, there is one unique village that celebrates women by creating a healthier, sustainable world.
Piplantri Village in Rajasthan embraces their daughters, through an incredible tradition that is practiced every time a female is born. This tradition benefits both the planet and the locals.
In order to celebrate the new life and create a more positive planet, the community plants 111 trees every time a girl enters the world.
‘This brilliant exercise in eco-feminism no doubt will inspire the rest of India and the entire world,’ as artistically stated by Folomojo.
What inspired this tradition? The idea that an rising human population should never be a cost to the planet. It’s an extremely eco-friendly concept that it helping to preserve the future of our planet with every new generation.
Featured below are some brilliant photos of the community practicing their tradition!
The residents of the village gather together 21,000 Rupees between themselves and collect 10,000 Rupees from the parents of the child. The total 31,000 Rupees is about $500 USD and is converted into a 20-year fixed deposit for the child.
Parents have to sign a affidavit, stating that their daughter will receive a proper education. The affidavit also states that the girl should only be married once she reaches a legal age. Lastly, the trees planted after her birth must be properly taken care of as well. The parents are legally tied to this affidavit.
It is a community effort to ensure the trees survive.
The villagers don’t just plant trees and hope they survive…
The trees are meticulously cared for as well. They villagers plant aloe vera near the trees to protect them from termites.
The trees, and even the aloe vera plants, have no become a source of livelihood for the community as well.
Shyam Sundar Paliwal, the village’s past leader, first suggested this tradition in honor of his daughter who passed away at a young age. In the past 6 years, over a quarter of a million trees have been planted.
The villagers also say there has not been any police cases for the past 7-8 years!
This inspiring and heartwarming story needs to be share with everyone you know! Spread some good vides into the world.