Another story of a true hero: a man who has planted a forest

Jadav Payeng became a well-known person not only in his home state of Assam, India, but also worldwide. A husband and father of three children, he is now often referred to as Forest Man.

The Mājuli island used to be the largest river island on the planet, but numerous natural disasters took toll on it. Terrible floods and earthquakes caused severe bank erosion, which can become the reason for the extinction of the island in future years. Fortunately, this land found its own super hero, who decided to help his home island by his own forces.

Jadav "Molai" Payeng started planting trees at the age of 16. To date he, now aged 53, has planted a huge forest, which is bigger than NYC's Central Park. Transforming a vast wasteland into a beautiful oasis, he gave home to numerous animal species, such as Bengal tigers, Indian rhinoceros, deer, birds, and rabbits. Elephants also visit this wonderful forest reserve annually.

Watch this powerful video to find out more about Molai and his amazing career.

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More Info: Jadav Payeng on Wikipedia

This story is very inspiring, isn't it? Have you ever heard about Molai before? What do you think of his life-work? Share your opinion with us in the comments below!

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Mary Dee Gee
Jul 26, 2016 6:04PM
Bea Simpson
Awesome, awesomely brilliant Man !!
Jul 28, 2016 3:25PM
Patricia King
Very inspiring.
Jul 29, 2016 1:43AM
Latrice Moore
Latrice Moore
I think it's great! What a contribution to the world!
Aug 1, 2016 8:18PM
Michael Curry
Wonderful story
Aug 1, 2016 10:28PM
Sofka Raice
Aug 1, 2016 10:40PM
Joseph Angel Velez
If we work together we can make this world a better place
Aug 1, 2016 10:40PM
Donna Herrmann
Nice man nice idea
Aug 1, 2016 11:12PM
Tom Young
It would be nice if we could turn all deserts into forests...
Aug 1, 2016 11:22PM
Nicole Toma-Tolman
"That is my nephew. He is suspicious of cameras." Lmbo! But seriously, can you imagine being able to look around at all that and think, "I did this... all by myself!" Even nature doesn't work as fast as he did. And seeing his humble family, and watching them support him is very touching. He is a very humble man himself, and very handsome, too! He is right. We all can do so much more than we ever thought possible if we could just dream big, take the time, and get our hands dirty. We can give more than we take. But we are so full of excuses... even me! (Mine being that I kill every plant I touch, lol.) Let's make this world a little better, people.... one tree (or deed) at a time. He's proven it; it all adds up.
Aug 1, 2016 11:24PM
AMAZING MAN and wonderful film. Thank you for sharing his story!
Aug 1, 2016 11:28PM
Nina Kamwene
Nina Kamwene
I was so touched I was crying. What humans can do if they cared for their only home, planet earth. Blessing to that man and Quizz folks for sharing.
Aug 2, 2016 1:38AM
Janis Walzem
Janis Walzem
Aug 2, 2016 1:50AM
Yolanda Solis
Inspiring to say the least.
Aug 2, 2016 2:16AM
Sandra Scissom
That's very awesome
Aug 2, 2016 3:24AM

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