Jayachandra, Vennela, Tushar Mahadik, Suhas, Kothapally Nagaraju, Oviya Singh – none of those names ring a bell, do they? They’re not “well-known”, they’re similar to you and me they usually all have one factor in widespread – they’re Stewards for Soil.

Have you heard of the Movement to Save Soil Sadhguru, Founder-Isha Foundation, launched this international motion in March this 12 months to avoid wasting the world’s soils from turning into extinct. Ever heard of ‘soil extinction’. It’s a transparent and current hazard although few have heard of as a result of it’s not often been talked about – until now. What ‘soil extinction’ means is that we might all be dwelling (or dying) in a desert lower than 3 many years from now as fertile soils of the earth quickly flip to sand.

When Vennela from Telangana heard about this silent disaster, she selected to not stay silent. She started a 5000 km journey from her village on 1st May. She will cycle throughout 33 districts in her state “to make folks conscious of the soil scenario”, she says. “If we don’t save our soil now, we will probably be producing solely 40% of the meals that we do now, in 2045.” A solo rider, she’s assembly farmers in each village and speaking to them about soil well being. What made her do it?

After making an attempt to get up the world to the specter of soil extinction for 30 years, Sadhguru determined to embark on a lone motorbike journey throughout 27 nations, protecting 30,000 km in 100 days to get the world’s consideration. It might have labored – Save Soil is on many lips now and it’s extra than simply lip service; leaders and political events from over 70 nations have pledged their assist to boost natural content material in agricultural soils to safe meals and water wants of Humanity.

“Talking, preaching, campaigning time is over. We have come to a spot the place if there isn’t a important coverage change in all of the nations, we can not actually make it occur,” mentioned Sadhguru in Paris throughout his journey. This is what the Movement goals to realize – to induce the nations of the world to formulate insurance policies that may save agricultural soils from turning into sand.

Policymaking, everyone knows, is just not as straightforward because it sounds. Especially for a problem that hasn’t bought its due. This means insurance policies must be ‘demand generated’ – folks should ask for it. For folks to inform their leaders to avoid wasting soil, they have to first know that soil wants saving. This is what Vennela is doing- educating folks.

Her state mate Kothapally Nagaraju too has undertaken an analogous solo journey of 2200 km throughout all of the districts of Telangana state to teach folks and collect assist.

Jayachandra is kind of actually a foot soldier for the Movement. On twenty first March- the identical day that Sadhguru started his lone motorbike journey from London- Jayachandra started his personal padyatra from Kashi. He’s strolling all the best way to Coimbatore with the message: “let’s get up and inform our leaders we should all unite to avoid wasting soil.”

Tushar Mahadik goes a step additional – he’s working to Save Soil; a 1000-km solo journey that goals to encourage folks to lend their voice for soil.


Sunil, an expert mountaineer, has now taken up the monumental activity for climbing up the Mt.Everest and on his manner in Camp 3 immediately, dedicating this to the Save Soil motion.

While a number of political, enterprise, social, cultural and setting leaders have thrown their weight behind the Movement, essentially the most heartwarming assist has come from an surprising quarter: kids. Around the world, in each metropolis that Sadhguru visits, hordes of youngsters run as much as him, embrace him and pledge their assist.

But 11-year-old Suhas from Hyderabad did one thing fairly extraordinary- he skated 100 km in in the future to boost consciousness for the Movement.

Touched by his dedication, Sadhguru tweeted “Dearest Suhas, my admiration & gratitude to your contribution to #SaveSoil. May your expression of dedication discover its manner into hearts of these but to return awake. Deeply respect your efforts however don’t damage your self additional. Just encourage your folks to face up for Soil.”

Another 11-year-old who caught Sadhguru’s consideration is Oviya Singh. The spunky teenager did an 8-minute TED discuss on Save Soil. “We’re working out of meals as a result of we’re working out of the supply of meals, soil,” she advised her viewers making an impassioned attraction to assist the Movement launched by “this clever outdated man.”

“Congratulations Oviya for utilizing your Voice & expertise to #SaveSoil. May your involvement & concern for soil encourage residents all over the world to talk up for soil. I’m relying on you to maintain up the power & momentum until the #JourneyForSoil achieves success. Blessings,” Sadhguru tweeted.

The Save Soil Movement is aiming to succeed in 3.5 billion folks globally to boost their voice for soil, turning it right into a folks’s motion and driving political will to enact pressing insurance policies to avoid wasting soil.

Jayachandra, Vennela, Tushar Mahadik, Suhas, Kothapally Nagaraju and Oviya Singh are all doing their bit to succeed in this quantity. In doing so, they’re demonstrating the Power of One in driving change.

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