Tarumitra, meaning“Friends of Trees” in Hindi and Sanskrit, is a students’ movement to protect and promote a healthy environment on Earth. Started by school students with support from Jesuits in Patna, India in 1988, the movement has spread into hundreds of high schools and colleges all over India. It has over 300,000 members in over 2000 high schools and colleges. Tarumitra has also had several full time volunteers from India and abroad.
To spread ecological sensitivity to the Earth
To equip its members with skills in handling local environmental problems
To organize campaigns for the preservation of bio-diversity as a central concern
To promote an Earth-building spirituality and a world view that would promote solidarity and good will among all peoples.