Voice of Trees: This man solely turned a barren island into a forest Inspirational

In a world full of materialistic consumers who are destroying Mother Nature for their selfish needs, this man from Assam will restore your faith in humanity. Born in Assam (1963), Padma Shri Jadav Payeng has solely created 1,360-acres of lush green dense forest from a barren Majuli island in Assam. Recently, Big Short Films shot a film titled “Voice of Trees,” featuring his journey.

In the short film, Payeng speaks about his journey, his love for trees, and what he feels about the life in cities and natural forests. Watch the video below to get inspired by this innocent resuscitator of nature.

He started planting trees almost three decades ago in the middle of the river Brahmaputra of Assam, after noticing a large number of dying reptiles due to lack of forest cover. In 1979, a 16-year-old boy, belonging to Mishing tribe, began planting trees every single day for the next 35 years on a washed out land. The result is a dense Molai Forest, which now is a home to Indian rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, over 100 deer and rabbits, as well as, varieties of birds.

This green warrior has also been honoured with Padma Shri award for his commendable efforts. The late former President of India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam aptly gave him the title ‘Forest Man Of India’.


Via: TheLogicalIndian

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