Did You Know {163} ~ A Village In India Plants Trees Every Time A Baby Girl Is Born

When the leader of Piplantri, a small village in Rajasthan, India, lost his 16-year-old daughter in 2006, he decided to turn his grief into something beautiful. In order to ensure that the village treasured each baby girl (since daughters were not traditionally valued as much as sons), he set up an initiative that sees trees planted every time a girl is born in the village, according to The Guardian.

The new baby’s parents also sign a legal affidavit confirming their daughter will receive an education and will not be married before she is of legal age. As of 2018, 350,000 trees had been planted.

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