The Biophilic wellbeing retreat honours the empowering journey of the social activist in the local regional community

April 2023- With mindfulness and wellbeing as the guiding spirit behind their offerings, Woods At Sasan, a wellbeing retreat in the Sasan Gir Forest of Gujarat, is the first of its kind in India - a retreat based on biophilic design principles and grounded in sustainable practices.

With a belief in showcasing the destination and their culture, Woods At Sasan, a flagship venture by 1000 Island Hotels & Resorts stands as the pioneers of a sustainable system of hospitality that provides value to the community.

As part of this philosophy forward, 1000 Island felicitates Hirbai Ibrahim Lobi, a member of the Siddi tribe of Jambur village in Gir Somnath, who has been honoured with Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award by the Government of India. for her dedicated service towards the upliftment and development of the Siddi tribal community. Through this ceremony, Woods At Sasan honours the journey of a notable social activist of the Sasan community followed by a plantation activity showcasing the implementation of the desired progressive society.

Hirbai hails from the Siddi tribe of African origin living in Jambur village near the Gir forest in Gujarat. The women of the Siddi community depended on cutting firewood for their livelihood, but Hirbhai has supported the women in her community and has spent a major part of her life for the upliftment of Siddi tribal women and the education of their children.

With her campaign to make women self-reliant by joining various organizations, Hirabai so far has taught more than 700 women and children on how to balance the finances of life. In addition, she has also established Mahila Vikas Foundation in the year 2004 and worked tirelessly to make Siddi women self-reliant.

With Woods At Sasan, Hirabai has curated innovative and compassionate social programs to bring society forward , uplifting them and focusing on their development and livelihood.

“Hirabai's exceptional dedication and tireless efforts towards the community is an embodiment of the human spirit. Her unwavering commitment towards bringing positive changes in the upliftment of society is an inspiration to us all. 1000 Island Hotels and Resorts Private Limited feels honored to felicitate Hirbaiben for her outstanding contribution, which has left an indelible mark on the community, and serves as a shining example of selflessness and compassion.”, says, Maulik Bhagat, Founder & MD, 1000 Island Hotels & Resorts.

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