Odisha Man carves mountain and built a road to send kids to school

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Another Maanjhi like story has surfaced the headlines as a man from Odisha carved a mountain to build a road. Jalandhar Nayak from Kandhamal district single handedly moved a mountain to construct 8 km long road.

The man worked for 8 hours every day for 2 hours to carve the mountain and build the road to connect his village with the main road of nearby town.

The reason? Because he wanted his kids to go to school. He wanted that his children could easily cross the road to reach the school which is situated in the town.

He is a vegetable seller and expressed that he never got a chance to get himself educated. He wanted his children to get educated and the mountain was a barrier. Seeing his children suffer in crossing the area forced him to take this step and clear the hillocks to make a pathway.

Nayak family is the only one residing in the area as rest of the people living in the village had shifted to other places because of the difficult terrain.

Meanwhile, S K Jena, the Block Development Officer (BDO), assured that he would provide all the facilities to Nayak.

He said, “It is almost an inhabitable area where he lives, we had earlier invited him to come and live in the city but he refused. Our support is there for him, whether he will be felicitated or not has not been decided yet.”

Nayak, a vegetable seller, said that he never had access to education and seeing his children suffer in crossing the area forced him to take this step and clear the hillocks to make a pathway.

His family is the only one residing in the area as rest of the people living in the village had shifted to other places because of the difficult terrain.

He is truly an inspiration to us. Fathers can do anything for thir kids, and this man proved it to us again.

This man deserves a Salute!

Published by Kanika Saini on 14 Jan 2018

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