Jadav Payeng, One Man Army

While I was going through my Notifications and Responding to them, a brother blogger had referred to the Man who had Single handedly raised up a Whole Forest. He is Jadav Payeng, and it is Right that he has a ‘page’ in Wikipedia, vide:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jadav_Payeng

Forest Jadav Payeng

Jadav Payeng. Image from Wiki.

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Forest man Jadav forest

http://incrediblehands.net/?p=139

I Salute Payeng’s Courage, Love and Sheer Determination. Planet Earth owes him Thanks! He singlehandedly raised No less than 1,360 acres/550 hectares of Forest, a Veritable Ecosystem, devoting 30 years to this labour of Love, and has started another similar project!

“The forest houses around four tigers, three rhinoceros, over a hundred deer and rabbits besides apes and innumerable varieties of birds, including a large number of vultures. There are several thousand trees among which are valcol, arjun, ejar, goldmohur, koroi, moj and himolu. There are bamboo trees too covering an area of over 300 hectares. A herd of around 100 elephants regularly visits the forest every year and generally stay for around six months. They also gave birth to 10 calves in the forest in recent times.”

Quote and picture below from: http://arownd.net/the-man-who-plant-his-own-forest-jadav-payeng/

Forest man Jadav ele

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Forest man Jadav rhino

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/man-who-planted-a-forest-by-himself-begins-another

So he has not raised just trees, but an Ecosystem! The above link informs us that Jadav has begun another Giant Forest Project! What a Giant of a Man!

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While We are talking about Jadav Payeng, this Giant of a Man, this One-Man-Army, We should pay Tribute to Dashrath Manjhi too, another Affable Giant, who also Single handedly made Way, and created a Path. Of Dashrath, in the Next post.

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