Please try out these;
Q1. Who had inspired Sunderlal in his childhood, and how?
Q2. Which concern motivated Sunderlal to initiate the Chipko Movement?
Q3. Why did timber merchants cut down the trees?
Q4. In what way did the chipko movement make a difference? (100 words)
A1. Sunderlal was inspired in his childhood by Mahatma Gandhi's struggle for freedom. This struggle was characterised by 'ahimsa' or non-violence. He was also inspired by the quiet courage his mother Purna Devi and hundreds of hill women who worked tirelessly.
A2. Hill women used to pick firewood from the nearby forests. But as time went by they had to walk long distances to collect them since nearby trees were being felled by timber merchants. This saddened Sunderlal a lot. He was also perturbed by increased landslides and flooding of rivers - both due to the cutting of trees. All these motivated him to launch the Chipko Movement.
A3. Timber merchants found cutting trees as the easiest way to make quick profits. Cities were growing rapidly, and there was growing demand for wood. Hill trees provided them with an easy solution.