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Mountain Man

Posted: May 28, 2013 by kiranf9 in Information

Dashrath Manjhi was born into a poor labourer family in Gahlour village near Gaya in Bihar, India.  He is also known as Mountain Man. Dashrath Manjhi’s wife, Falguni Devi, died due to lack of medical treatment because the nearest town with a doctor was 70 kilometres (43 mi) away from their village in Bihar, India.

Dashrath did not want anyone else to suffer the same fate as his wife, so he carved a 360-foot-long (110 m) through-cut, 25-foot-deep (7.6 m) in places and 30-foot-wide (9.1 m) to form a road through a mountain in the Gehlour hills, working day and night for 22 years from 1960 to 1982. His feat reduced the distance between the Atri and Wazirganj blocks of the Gaya district from 55 km to 15 km, bringing him national acclaim.

one man army

He died on August 17, 2007.He was given a state funeral by the Government of Bihar.

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Tribals are TRUE

Posted: May 21, 2013 by kiranf9 in Members Experiences

Well I am here to share my experience of Visiting Tribal  places around Paderu, Vizag Dist.
I am one among the attendee of the drive: http://www.facebook.com/events/474539555946823/

Usually many of us will be in an impression that deeply located villages or tribal’s have low living conditions and will be leading life with troubles. After visiting few tribal villages, even i say they are in need of our help for sure

Let’s be more specific, what we feel their troubles are ? and where they need help ?

They themselves might not know that they are deeply in help from us: city / technology people. Help is not to exploit their conditions and damage in the name of development. YES, I really mean it.
They are living great valued lives:
They live in great places, not in pollution like us
They value humans and relations, not ignorant like us
They protect nature , not destructive like us
They are fit and medicate themselves at required, not obese like us
They are kind and generous, not keeping everything with us though it’s trash for us
They speak true and don’t lie, not double tongue/masked faces like us
They are simple, not complicated like us
They even work for their village, not so selfish like us
They are selfless in helping, don’t deal “give and take” like us

I am really touched the way they received us(the unknown faces), took interest in showing their village in describing importance of what is what,
and you know what..?!!!
they did it pausing their work between :O!!!
What a hospitality, purely no self benefited efforts were theirs, as we are nothing to them but just a stranger/visitor/tourist.
Going to this drive, left me with questions….
Why we usually work / earn ?. Is it really because to fulfilling our responsibilities ? making life happy?
If it is so, are we living happy/satisfied here in cities?
What technology is meant for? Is it to make living more comfort / easy ? Is it really doing such?
Are we not just running to achieve nothing, rushing to unknown and forgetting to live!!
In this way of doing, aren’t we destructing world/nature and killing ourselves?

I got these questions as inspite of all these shit, Tribals are living their life what we usually dream of..
Living in Great place, Working with Stress free, keeping all basic living values, nature friendly…. Etc
They are not living in big houses /  nice flooring / having multiple vehicles / wearing branded trendy clothing / cracking great gagets / cheering weekend fun…… but they are living happy inspite of not having all these, really happy with stress free life which is ever lasting. They are living with all the basic living and human values which we miss here!!

This doesn’t mean Tribals here are all right and need of no help.
They are good as humans and they need help in certain area, but not dumping junk technologies(which they have nothing to do with) or brain storming un-related/non-practical education.
We shouldn’t be looking to make cities there, which destruct the only existing humanism, but should strengthen up their community connections and educate to enhance their livelihood with in there.

Coming to the other end:
Here in corporate world spends lot of money in arranging sessions/seminars in tuning persons, elevating human values, developing loyalty, keeping up to the responsibilities  and all those which a good person should have…..
I say, go live with Tribals…. That does everything

For all of us who want to help, without understanding what they really require……
STAY OUT, do nothing, it will be of GREAT HELP for them.

Though while helping tribals, I think it’s we who are more benefited than them.
Because, we learn more from then than what they get from us.
There is lot to learn from them.
Whenever I get chance it would be great opportunity to meet such great humans: Tribals
Surely PRICELESS!!

*This is my personal experience/opinion.