Amritra Devi Bishnoi (ADB) Seminar Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This room is named in recognition of the supreme sacrifice made by Amrita Devi Vishnoi and her daughters to save the sacred Khejri trees from being cut down by the King’s soldiers for a new palace. 363 Bishnoi people followed her example and willingly laid their lives while hugging the trees in the Khejrali Village, Jodhpur. In 1730 AD. When the news of the pandemonium reached of the king, he immediately withdrew his man, apologized and issued a royal decree preventing the cutting of trees in all Bishnoi villages. The incident, a first example of environment awareness was forbear of the 20th century Chipko movement and is still an inspiration for those committed to eco-conservation.