Indian man carves an eight-kilometer road to help children get to school

School is hard enough (at least, for most of us) but going to school is another matter. One student would have to allot a certain time for them to be able to prepare properly.

In India, a certain man named Jalandhar Nayak decided to single-handedly carve a road that spanned to eight kilometers in their remote, mountainous area.

According to The Guardian, the Indian man noticed that it would take his sons around three hours to get to school with the narrow, rocky path.

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As such, he decided to carve a path that would be easier not just for his sons, but for the people in that area.

Nayak started to carve a shorter route in 2016. He used a chisel, a garden hoe, and a pickaxe. Even though he was not an architect or a construction worker in occupation, he took the initiative out of good intention.

His efforts were eventually recognized by the Indian government after Nayak appeared in a local bulletin. According to him:

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“My children found it hard to walk on the narrow and stony path while going to their school. I often saw them stumbling against the rocks and decided to carve a road through the mountain so that they can walk more easily.”

Brundha D, the local administrator, added:

“Nayak’s effort and determination to cut mountains to build a road left me spellbound.”

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The 45-year-old man would be compensated for building a route between Gumsahi village and the school located in Phulbani.

Nayak’s family is the only one living in Gumsahi. Apparently, other residents have left due to the difficulty of the passing by the route.

He added that he planned to continue building an additional seven-kilometer road but the government told him they would partake the project.

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The Indian man said:

“The district collector has assured me [he will] complete the construction of the road to my village.”

Wow! What do you think about the hardworking Indian man? Were you amazed by his efforts? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Source: Theguardian

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