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Journalist turned environmentalist makes a full-fledged nature curriculum to take school kids closer to nature

He has also set up a unique ‘Tree Museum’ for kids to be able to identify the native trees and its benefits

Hitarth, a resident of Baroda spent his childhood in lush green surroundings with birds and butterflies and always felt connected with nature. Having completed his masters in sociology, Hitarth went on to pursue his career as a journalist with a leading newspaper in India. In his role, he was naturally inclined to cover several stories about wildlife and biodiversity. He was deeply moved to see the bitter changes created in the ecosystem. On the other hand, he was also looking forward to having a meaningful life away from hectic schedules and deadlines. That’s when he decided to go ahead with his passion to preserve the environment.

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