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Remembering the Founder of Van Mahotsav on His Birthday

Remembering the Founder of Van Mahotsav on His Birthday

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The first week of July is celebrated as the Van Mahotsav of the Forest Festival across India. The timing is just right for planting trees since the monsoon prepares the soil. Interestingly, the concept of Van Mahostav is not recent and was actually given much before the onset of the ongoing environmental crisis. The Van Mahotsav or Forest Festival was initiated by the then Union Agriculture and Food Minister of India Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi (popularly known as as Kulpati K.M. Munshi) in the year 1950. Born on 30 December 1887, Kulpati K.M. Munshi was an Indian independence movement activist, politician, writer, lawyer and educationist. He remains a well-known name in Gujarati literature. He is more popular as the Founder of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Today, when the world has be...

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