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Save Soil – Mysore: Suttur seer and MP Pratap Simha join Sadhguru in final event of Save Soil movement in Karnataka

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Mysuru: “Everyone of us are partners in this massive destruction (of soil) that we have done. The only way is every one of us become partners in the solution” said Sadhguru in Mysuru emphasizing soil as the common unifier to go beyond human differences and conflicts afflicting the world today.

Sadhguru addressing his 607th Save Soil event in his hometown revealed the movement has reached 3.2 billion in the world with 74 nations agreeing to act on saving soil since he started his journey from London.

His Holiness Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Swaamiji, Suttur Sri Math and Lok Sabha MP Pratap Simha were among the dignitaries present in the event.

“We are in a cusp of time where if we act now within the next 10-15 years’ time we can make a significant turnaround” in increasing the organic content in soil emphasized Sadhguru.

He further drew attention that if we delay it further and once the loss of bio-diversity goes into a tumble there is nothing anyone can do to arrest the slide. “It is not rocket science, nor does it take enormous financial outlays, all it takes is focusing ourselves in the right direction and relentless commitment to make that happen,” noted Sadhguru.    

Recalling Sadhguru’s speech in World Economic Forum where he emphasized that the global forum should not just end with heaps of papers but come out with implementable actions, HH Sri Deshikendra Swaamiji applauded Sadhguru and felt, “Such a word only a Yogi will have, only a saint will have that daring to say such a word in a global forum. All Indians should be taking pride in this matter.”

Urging people’s support for the movement he asserted that, “Save Soil is not just about shouting and screaming slogans, it is about understanding what Sadhguru ji says and following it.”

Lok Sabha MP Shri Pratap Simha speaking about the city’s profound connection with Sadhguru observed, “Wherever Sadhguru ji goes, youngsters gather in big numbers. For Mysore, be it Rally for Rivers or Save Soil event people have gathered in big numbers. This shows that you all have the feeling within you that Sadhguru is the son of Mysore and we have to come for his program. After Swami Vivekananda “one who has spread India’s tradition, our knowledge, our culture, our dharma to the world after Swami Vivekananda is Sadhguru ji,” added the parliamentarian.

Earlier at a mega Save Soil event in Bengaluru, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Sadhguru exchanged MoUs making Karnataka the eighth Indian state to officially join the Global Movement to Save Soil. Sadhguru also handed the Save Soil Policy Handbook to the Chief Minister which offers practical, scientific solutions that governments can put into action based on the soil type, latitudinal positions, and agricultural traditions of a given nation.

Former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Health Minister Shri K. Sudhakar and Education Minister B C Nagesh were also present during the event.

“As far as journey of Sadhguru ji is concerned, this will be written in the history of saving the Mother Earth,” declared Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai during the event.

“As a government, we have not only signed the MoU, I promise that we will do everything under the command to Save Soil,” assured the Chief Minister. Listing the actions needed for the organic content in soil in increase, he reiterated, “whatever action plans are needed for that and whatever implementation is needed for that, we will begin immediately.”

The 100-day solo bike journey of Sadhguru will culminate on 21st June, 2022 in the Cauvery River basin where Isha’s outreach project, Cauvery Calling, has been working tirelessly to empower farmers to implement an agroforestry model that enables both agricultural and financial prosperity. This year, in a national breakthrough, the state government of Karnataka empaneled Cauvery Calling for promoting tree-based agriculture, with over 50,000 farmers shifting to tree- based agriculture.

In India, nearly 30% of fertile soils in the country have already become barren and are incapable of yield. The primary objective of the Save Soil Movement is to urge all nations of the world to mandate a minimum of 3-6% organic content in agricultural soils through urgent policy reforms. Without this minimum organic content, soil scientists have warned of the imminent death of soil, a phenomenon termed ‘soil extinction.’

Since Sadhguru’s arrival in India, the Governments of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and now Karnataka have expressed their full support and have signed MoU with the movement.

At a Save Soil event in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined Sadhguru in expressing his wholehearted recognition of the critical need for and value of the movement.

Since the start of his lone motorcycle journey which began on March 21, 2022 and covered Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East, Sadhguru reached the Western port city of Jamnagar, Gujarat on May 29. During the Indian leg of the journey across 9 Indian states, he has passed through Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and is currently in Karnataka.

The Save Soil Movement is supported by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN World Food Programme, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

– Team Mysoorunews 

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