Forest man: A lesson for all of us

About 30 years ago, Jadav Payeng started planting trees.

He lives in India near a large island in the Brahamputra River. Flooding and other issues had turned the island into a “wasteland.”

Jadav didn’t like what he saw, and like I said earlier, he started planting trees.

Thirty years later, his “forest” is twice as large as Central Park. It is now home to a huge array of wildlife.

You can watch a 16-minute video of his story here. It is powerful. It could be useful for a staff meeting to show the power of perseverance. And an example of what one person can achieve.

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