Invite to the Screening of The Lost Forest of Mangarbani at IHC

“Once upon a time…there was this forest of faith. A sacred wood conserved by community traditions; providing shelter to a unique bio-diversity; serving as a crucial water-recharge zone to surrounding brick and mortal civilizations…But then, the concrete jungle caught up with this Sacred Grove. Mangarbani is now a forest of uncomfortable questions…

Carrot Films invites all concerned to a World Environment Day special screening of the documentary, “THE LOST FOREST” which narrates  and highlights the now threatened status of the sacred Mangarbani forests in the Aravalli hill range.

Date: 5 June, 2012
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Center

Media reports suggest that a large portion of this natural and sacred Mangarbani forest in Aravalli may pave way for a mega tourism complex spread over 500 hectares. A day after the Haryana government notified this Mangar Development Plan for the mega tourism complex, the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) had written to the state asking stating that the plan should be stalled till the state prepares the district forest map. However, this may have only delayed the process and lot needs to be done to protect this sacred forests from becoming another lost green heritage. The documentary tries to address this concern so as to generate greater awareness on the issue.

Image by Pradip Krishen

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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