On Monday, Sadhguru 30,000-kilometer motorcycle trip began in London’s Parliament Square, as he embarked on his Save Soil awareness campaign across Europe and the Middle East on route to India.
The 64-year-old yoga instructor put on his riding gear for the next 100-day journey, which will take him to Amsterdam, Berlin, and Prague on a BMW K1600 GT motorbike this week.
After a series of events in significant towns along the road, he plans to return to New Delhi in 75 days to commemorate India’s 75th anniversary of independence.
“It is critical that we respond immediately. I’ve been talking about this for over 24 years, but a solution can only come when every country has a constructive policy “Before embarking on his bike journey, Sadhguru spoke to media at the Indian High Commission in Washington.
“Many sections of Europe are still covered in snow, and we’ll be riding through it on a two-wheeler. It’s not exactly a fun trip at this age. So, why am I going through this? Because in the previous 20 years, over 300,000 farmers have committed suicide. This is happening all throughout the world, not only in India… one of the primary problems is soil depletion “he stated
The Save Soil Movement, which was created as part of the spiritual leader’s Conscious Planet project, aims to draw attention to dying soil and expanding deserts throughout the world.
The goal is to persuade countries to adopt national policies aimed at enhancing the organic content of cultivable soil.
“If we want to play well, whether on the cricket pitch or in life, we must have good soil. It’s time to get together and make a difference. Let’s make it happen, shall we? “During his UK leg of the tour, he paid a visit to the renowned Lord’s Cricket Ground for an engagement with Middlesex Cricket Club (MCC).
“Our children will not be able to live healthily no matter how much riches, knowledge, or money we have until we repair the land and water. The only way ahead is to become a conscious planet “Last week, Sadhguru, whose full name is Jagadish Vasudev, spoke at Birmingham University.
His solo motorcycle adventure comes to a conclusion on June 21, just in time for the Summer Solstice, at the Cauvery Calling initiative, which is allowing the planting of 2.42 billion trees in private farms in the Cauvery river basin to replenish the badly depleted river and revitalise the soil.
According to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), over 90% of the world’s soil could be degraded by 2050, resulting in global disasters such as food and water scarcity, droughts and famines, adverse climate change, mass migrations, and unprecedented rates of species extinction.
Sadhguru The Save Soil campaign intends to motivate at least 3.5 billion people, or 60% of the global electorate, to support long-term government policies that would revitalise soil and reverse its loss.