National forest Martyrs day 2022 Theme, Image, Quotes, Date

By | July 6, 2022

National forest Martyrs day 2022 Theme, Image, Quotes, Date:

On this National Forest Martyrs Day, we salute these warriors and bring you some recent glimpses into the tales of brave warriors protecting our forests and villages

They are warriors camouflaged as forest officers sacrificing their lives to save their colleagues, villagers and even animals. Observing National Forest Martyrs Day in India on September 11 every year, we remember the sacrifice of those who laid their lives to protect the forests and wildlife across the remote corners of the country.

National forest Martyrs day

On this National Forest Martyrs Day, we salute these warriors and bring you some recent glimpses into the tales of brave warriors protecting our forests and villages

In the year 1730, during the reign of Maharaja Abhay Singh in Rajasthan, it was ordered to cut down the Khejarli trees. But, the people of the Bishnoi community residing at the village considered this tree to be sacred and was against the idea of chopping them down. 

When the army of Maharaja Abhay Singh began the process of shedding down the trees, a brave and courageous woman named Amrita Devi stood against it. As brave a woman she was, she reportedly told them to behead herself rather than the Khejarli trees. Sadly, the Maharaja’s men mercilessly beheaded her followed by 359 others before this dreadful news reached the ears of the Maharaja. 

He then ordered to stop the felling of trees. He immediately apologized to the Bishnoi community and praised them for their valour. Moreover, he issued a decree prohibiting any further cutting of the sacred Khejarli trees and hunting of the wildlife in and around the Bishnoi village.

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