Saturday, January 26, 2008

Kinkari Devi

Kinkari Devi (75) passed away on 30 December 2007. Not many people knows about work. This is small attempt for this Legend who was illiterate but she has done such great work which will work as an ideal for literate people.

She has done tremendous work to save the ecology in the himachal pradesh. She realized that many problems\changes in the local environment is due to increase in mines in the area. She fought a long battle against the mining mafia to save the environment.

Kinkari had the honour to inaugurate the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing along with Hillary Clinton, the then first lady of US. New york times has published her article on her work.

She was felicitated by Rani Jhansi Stri Shakti award by the Government of India in 1999 for her invaluable contribution to protect the environment of the region.

Her demise has shocked one and all who believed in her slogan, “Jal, jungle, pahar ko bachao” (Save water, forests and hills).

2 comments:

Naresh said...

very little information about this legend

Innocent Warrior said...

hey Naresh,

Thanks for the comment. I know this is very little information.

I will try to do more research and come up with more information.

-abhi