04/10/2022 02:05 PM | Click to read full article
Purnima Devi Barman started organising awareness programmes to spread the significance of preserving the species. In 2015, she formally established the ‘Hargila Army’ of women working to conserve this endangered species.
Today, the 10,000-member team protects the storks, trees and nature. Hargila is now part of their culture – making plays and songs about the bird and printing their motifs on clothes.