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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:

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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48 Comments
Pervin Kapoor
Amazing work
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Nov 7, 2019 6:24AM
Veronics Moss
Truly amazing, never heard it before.
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Oct 2, 2019 4:38PM
colleenmar
Wonderful devotion to Earth and mankind!
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Jun 6, 2019 12:33AM
Romy Romero
Very good man
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Apr 29, 2019 12:51PM
Larene714
Amazing story about a wonderful man investing for future generations!
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Apr 28, 2019 1:32PM
Eileen Dunn
Great story,Amazing, insightful.man.
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Apr 28, 2019 1:13PM
Vicki Boicelli
A forest is life and as this man did we should cherish the forest.
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Apr 28, 2019 2:29AM
tesla alset
To bad that more people don't plant trees instead of cutting them down - like Temple Lumber Compay cut my dead mother's trees down illegally.
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Apr 28, 2019 1:46AM
Maqsood Baluch
INTERESTING. THANKS.
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Apr 27, 2019 1:09PM
Viswanathan Subramanyam
Appreciable effort.
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Apr 27, 2019 12:23PM
Carol Wilkinson
Wonderful, caring man.
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Apr 27, 2019 10:47AM
Leonard Dixon
remarkable man
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Apr 27, 2019 9:07AM
Ian Swindale
There is an TV advert here in South Africa for some financial institution which features this remarkable man
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Apr 27, 2019 5:31AM
Trevor Mallett
Far too many people in this world and not enough protection for wildlife.
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Apr 27, 2019 2:50AM
Deena Grady
Very savvy. Too bad there are not more who see and understand what bad thing destruction of forests is. Replanting and conservation will ensure survival of the earth our home.
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Apr 27, 2019 12:40AM

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