Monday, April 19, 2021
Home Environment Museum For Preserving Sacred Trees of Sikhism

Museum For Preserving Sacred Trees of Sikhism

Museum of Trees -- a unique environmental conservation project

Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore on Monday virtually inaugurated the first-of-its-kind Museum of Trees — a unique environmental project here for the conservation of sacred trees of Sikhism after which many Sikh gurudwaras are named.

Extending Gurpurab greetings on the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Governor said this was the most appropriate day and most appropriate manner of remembering Guru Nanak whose hymns are replete with references to nature, environment, trees, plants, and animal life.

The Governor warned that climate change is an immediate crisis for humanity and to meet this challenge people will have to come forward with initiatives like the Museum of Trees to mobilize public opinion.

Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated

He complimented former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) D.S. Jaspal for patiently working for 10 years to clone 12 sacred trees and hoped work on the remaining trees will also be completed soon.

Tarlochan Singh, the former member of Parliament and Minorities Commission of India Chairman, thanked the Governor for supporting the cause of conservation of sacred trees of Sikhism.

He pointed out that Guru Nanak was the most widely traveled religious preacher in the world. The Guru interacted with common people in the open under the shadow of trees which is why most of the sacred trees are associated with Guru Nanak.

Follow NewsGram on Twitter to stay updated about the World news.

He praised the government of India for supporting this project for the conservation of sacred trees since in many gurudwaras the sacred trees have been cut or have died due to improper care.

Museum
The leaves of the peepal tree in Gurdwara Pipli Sahib have a unique yellow pigmentation. Pixabay

Creator and curator of the Museum of Trees, D.S. Jaspal thanked the Governor for supporting the project, which he said will be a source of attraction not only for Sikhs but for all nature lovers.

Want to read more in Hindi? Checkout: हनुमान भक्त हैं या भगवान और क्या उन्हें मंकी गॉड कहना उचित है ? 

Jaspal pointed out that many of the sacred trees also have botanical significance. For example, the Beri tree of Gurudwara Ber Sahib in Sultanpur Lodi is unique because it has very few spines.

Similarly, the leaves of the peepal tree in Gurdwara Pipli Sahib have a unique yellow pigmentation.

Jaspal said the trees are protected by an entirely in-house organic spray of garlic, chilies, and heeng mixed with water, which is why the trees are healthy and bearing rich fruit.

Over a period of 10 years, the museum has been successful in reproducing genetically true replicas of 12 sacred trees, including Dukh Bhanjani ber tree of Golden Temple; Ber tree of Gurudwara Ber Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi; Ber tree of Gurudwara Babe-di-Ber, Sialkot, Pakistan; and Peepal tree of Gurudwara Pipli Sahib, Amritsar.

ALSO READ: The Italian Cultural Centre Unveiled Its First Post-Lockdown Exhibition

The Museum of Trees has India’s most modern mist chamber facility and a glasshouse conservatory, with 16 air-conditioners, to preserve and propagate rare and endangered species that grow at high elevations. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,517FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Symptoms Affecting Daily Life Post Covid Recovery

Are you a Covid-19 survivor, but still feel fatigued and not having fully recovered? You may be experiencing what is known as "Long Covid"....

Study Highlights How An Asthma Drug Can Speed Up Recovery From Covid-19

Inhaled budesonide -- primarily an asthma drug -- can shorten recovery time among Covid patients aged over 50, according to a study. Early treatment...

Covid-19 Self-Prescription May Impact Liver, Urge Doctors

The Covid-19 surge across the country has not just led to a scramble for hospital beds but has also resulted in people opting for...

‘Humans Taught To Earn Money But Not Coincide With Nature’, Says Actor Sayaji Shinde

Actor Sayaji Shinde, who is an environment crusader along with being a popular face in the Indian film and theatre world, feels that humans...

A Complete Guide To Learn About Different Bitcoin Trading Strategies!

By Jean Nichols Everyone wants to make massive profits, but it is not an easy task as it requires a lot of knowledge and effort....

Some Of The World’s Oldest Professions That Still Exist Today

BY- Laura Dosil As technology becomes ever increasingly a big part of our lives, particularly in the workplace, there are still some jobs that are...

How The Pandemic Has Changed Working And Learning In India

As India grapples with the second Covid wave amid a seismic shift in the way people work and learn, this year and beyond will...

Can Ayurveda Be Tapped To Fight Covid-19 virus? : Study

Even though Covid-19 vaccination is in full swing, the pandemic continues to affect a huge population, severely affecting the country's economic and social fabric....

Recent Comments