All thanks to wonderful teachings by His Holiness Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan.
Dera Sacha Sauda has been instrumental in Environmental Protection and Development of Agriculture and allied activities, big time. More than 40 million trees planted to date, the environment is a major priority for all the followers of Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan's welfare organisation Dera Sacha Sauda.
65 million+ followers plant a tree and celebrate the birthday of Rev. Guru Ji. This is the only gift that Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan takes from his followers and through this, He aspires to see the planet healthy and flourishing. Be it a birthday in the family or a wedding or even a death anniversary, Followers plant trees and celebrate their occasion, such is the spirit in a Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan's followers.
The planet won't take more than a day to recover from all the climate change jazz if this is followed by every single person on this planet. Tree Plantations are carried out all year round, by followers of Dera Sacha Sauda, across the globe and thousands of trees are planted by followers alone.
Here are some of the steps that Dera Sacha Sauda has initiated for environmental protection and agriculture Development, as per the guidance of His Holiness Guru Ji Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan.
Spreading awareness regarding the woes of nature and rampant industrialization and deforestation. Saving nature by planting more and more trees and inspiring others to do so too. As we have seen above, Mega Tree plantation campaign is one of the core initiatives as part of 134 welfare work initiated by Revered Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan.
Guru Ji is of the firm belief that every problem related to environmental issues can be tackled solely by more and more trees around us. Trees act as a sponge that absorbs everything that is harming the environment and release fresh oxygen resulting in dropping the temperatures by a couple of degrees instantly. And what does it really take to plant trees? Just a will to do so right? And these followers are always willing to do so to bring a smile on Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan's face and to rejuvenate and boost the ailing planet.
Cleanliness Campaigns too boost the planet's health and help in environment conservation, due to regular cleaning and getting rid of pollutants. More than 32 Cleanliness Campaigns have been held till date across the Nation.
These Campaigns are flagged off by Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan himself. These campaigns send across the message of hygiene and cleanliness across the masses at the same time, people are encouraged to fill up pledge forms where they pledge to keep their surroundings clean henceforth.
Farmers often burn the residues of paddy and wheat int the fields, causing a huge blow to the environment, adding to rise in pollution levels drastically. While they may be doing this unknowingly, Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan made sure Farmers are made aware of the result of their actions and gave a clarion call to stop this nuisance and instead bring their residues to Ashram for feeding the animals here. This has helped tremendously in tackling the pollution level caused to a reckless act by the farmers.
This novel initiative was ushered in after a lot of research as per the guidance of his Holiness Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan. As Guru Ji realized with a growing population, the rituals that are followed after a person dies, are in fact doing harm to the environment than relieving it. So the bone ashes which are normally flowed in fresh water bodies, as per our rituals, are in fact used as urns to grow plants on them. This is in turn, helps the Trees get nourishment from bone ashes and also the soul continues to earn the blessings for cleaning the environment.
Annual Kisan Melas are conducted by Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, where farmers are shown new ways to increase their yields and how to combine modern techniques to get better output from their farms. Farmers have come a long way, with such wonderful efforts by Dera Sacha Sauda from time to time.
Various initiatives are started to motivate farmers and make sure they are able to run their families in a decent manner. For this, they are provided seeds and fertilisers and at the same time, guided about the right time and manner for sowing the seeds, ploughing etc.
Guru Ji has been an agricultural scientist himself, and successfully managed to take 17 yields from the farm at a single time.
Even crops like cashew, apples and litchis grown in higher altitudes and cold climates are grown in the Ashram in conditions like 45degrees. Many Farmers have won Rashtrapati award too, following the techniques shown by Rev. Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ji Insan.
Farmers are encouraged to take up organic farming as it provides a healthy alternative to otherwise ailing population. Pesticides and chemicals have made the world ridden with debt and diseases and this has been explained well to the farmers. This in turn makes it possible to provide organic produce to the masses, bringing affluence to the farmers.
Guru Ji has even cleared the myth regarding organic produce, being costlier and less in yield. With proper methods yield could be marginally low as compared to regular farming, but can be offset with the returns explains Rev. Guru Ji Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan.
Various water conservation methods are shown by Guru ji, using which crops can reuse the same source of water, around 15 16 times. Rainwater harvesting too is proposed to tackle the issue in areas receiving good amount of rainfall.
Followers make use of cloth bags and organically grown options for packaging etc, so the menace called plastic can be tamed too.
Toilets are constructed under this initiative by Dera Sacha Sauda Followers, as per the instructions and guidance of Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan. Those who are economically weak are provided this service and this is done to discourage people from open defecation.
Various initiatives to conserve energy are undertaken too like switching to solar energy. Ashram pandal in Sirsa, for example is using solar energy for its electricity needs and similarly, wherever possible the switch has been made and this technology is provided to anybody else too, wanting to go for this renewable energy source.
Even Bio Gas plant has been set up at Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa, which uses animal and human waste to produce Biogas.
Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan has shocked all with his idea of villages producing energy and selling the same to cities. This has been successfully implemented too, as part of the Film Jattu Engineer. Where a real village was setup for the set and a Bio Gas plant was set up for the same purpose. The Film proposes this novel idea of villages using their waste to produce their own energy and surplus can be sold off to cities. Many village sarpanches have implemented this plant in their own villages too, thereafter after understanding the whole system from Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan.
The environment is our biggest resource and we owe to keep this intact only for ourselves but for our coming generations too, and thankfully the same has been successfully understood by the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda.
These followers take every step to safeguard the environment and following the footsteps of Rev. Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, they make sure the above initiatives are implemented wherever possible. It is, in fact, the incredible spirit of these followers and Guru Ji's immense motivation that millions are safeguarding the green cover on this planet and making sure the food producer gets its due.