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Shri Sunder Lal Bahuguna visits FRI campus

Shri Sunder Lal Bahuguna visited FRI campus on 20th Dec., 2011. Sunderlal Bahuguna is a noted environmentalist, Chipko movement leader. He is a follower of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of Non-violence and Satyagraha. He also spearheaded the Tehri dam protests and repeatedly sat on fasts and dharnas. He is regarded as the protector of the Himalayas.

He has  received the following awards:

1981 Padm Shree

1987: Right Livelihood Award (Chipko Movement)

1986 Jamnalal Bajaj award for constructive work.

1989 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Social Sciences was conferred by IIT Roorkee

2009: Padma Vibhushan

He interacted with the FRI community and spoke on sustainable utilization of natural resources and global warming. In his words, “In future the sweetest material is not sugar but honey.”

Sohni Sinha attended his lecture. This report is based on inputs sent by him.

Sohni Sinha is an Environment post-graduate and is presently a Research Scholar in Forest Research Institute. His primary area of interest is environmental pollution monitoring. Contact him at –

These are pictures taken by Mr. Sohni Sinha  (Click on the image to enlarge)

 Shri Sunder Lal Bahuguna visits FRI campus

 Shri Sunder Lal Bahuguna at FRI Dehradun 2011

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