Payeng’s four-decade-long feat of single-handedly raising a 550-acre forest of barren sandbar will now grace the curriculum of sixth grade Bristol Connecticut school students, in what will be the latest laurel for the 57-year-old Assamese farmer.
Payeng said he was unaware about the development, but was happy to know that students in the US were studying about his work.
“The students are studying about Padma Shri Jadav Payeng as a part of their ecology lesson,” Navamee Sharma, a teacher at Greene Hills School in Bristol Connecticut.
“The primary reason was to inspire and encourage future generations of the country on how a single person can make a huge positive impact in the world if he or she has the right attitude and determination.”of the country on how a single person can make a huge positive impact in the world if he or she has the right attitude and determination.”
“His (Payeng) story is so powerful because he was inspired by an ecological problem at a young age and took action to help fix it,” said Dawn Killiany, who also teaches at Green Hills School.
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