Given the present day challenges of rising pollution, increased industrialization, the balance of nature is on the verge of deterioration. The heat wave witnessed across the northern belt of India is just one aspect of the same. It might be too late before we realise the importance of bringing back this delicate balance. The temperature crossing 50 degree is a grave concern among environmentalists and we should wake up to this on a priority basis. One person who has acted to restore this balance decades ahead of time is Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Singh Insan.

“The most trees planted simultaneously are 938,007, by 169920 participants led by Rev. Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan in India, on 15th August 2009. The participants planted 6,873,451 trees in a total of 8 hours. The event took place in 367 locations in India. The event was organized by Shah Satnam Ji Green S Welfare Force Wing.” The Guinness World Records LTD.

Reckless exploitation of nature by human beings has imperiled the earth’s existence. Rising pollution, mounting filth, dirty rivers, a restless ocean, and melting glaciers, all these are just due to human insensitivity and interference. An obsession with industrial progress has caused the man to lose sight of the tenuous ecological balance. Therefore, Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan has acted to rectify the precarious imbalance.  On 29th April 2007, His Holiness had initiated a unique campaign in which every follower was enjoined to plant at least 12 trees per annum. Not only in India, but in several countries across the world, these drives are conducted simultaneously. It is just not the plantation drive, but also the careful follow up and nurturing of the saplings.

A saint loves everyone selflessly, irrespective of any distinction. They believe in morality and humanity, and always initiating the drives that give peace to the body, mind, and soul. The modern world is full of dirt and negative thoughts which are so profound in the human mind that it is increasing hatred and tensions. One hand is eating another. Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan (Patron, Dera Sacha Sauda) who has started 134 welfare works and is also carrying them successfully, is a great lover of flora and fauna. His Holiness strongly believes that trees are our ancestral property that not only helps to clean the lungs of the environment but also helps in spiritual upliftment. In the previous era Saints and great men used to stay in forests do Yogic activities and mediation to turn inward to the souls and knowing the ultimate reality of the universe. 

The first fundamental fact of turning inward is always to see that you are very near to nature in the fresh atmosphere rich in oxygen, and without that realization, there is really no spiritual process.  The enlightenment achieved by Lord Buddha was under the great Banyan tree. Green surrounding gives immense pleasure to the soul and positive thinking to the mind. His Holiness believes trees are like the children and we should care for them like our children. When the child takes birth he fills the home with joy, same flower on trees gives joyfulness to us.

When the child grows to adult and starts earning, he reduces the workload of the parents as the trees grow from a small seed to a full tree gives shade in summer and in winter the entire tree falls down to indirectly provides us more sunlight and the atmosphere becomes warmer. Children always take away the tensions and tiredness of the elders whenever they feel, as the smiles on their faces give fresh life to the elders. They recreate them with their innocent activities. Same wat trees, they take away the polluted air from the environment and in return they give fresh purified oxygen. 

The present world is the world of anxiety, pugnacity, violence, and immorality. Good character is plural, not singular, comprised of a family of positive traits manifest in one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Recent research findings show that character strengths are related to positive thinking. His Holiness Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan believes that green surrounding gives positive thinking that develops good moral character and that is the base.