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Man Single-Handedly Digs Pond For 27 Years To Fight Water Shortage In His Village

The government ignored the village’s water shortage problem – so he did something about it!

You may have already heard about the man who single-handedly carved a road through a mountain for his wife, or that semi-paralyzed man who did the same to a hill near his home. Another story of pure dedication and hard work is about a man from Saja Pahad in Chhattisgarh, India, who took matters into his own hands to deal with water shortages in his village.

Shyamlal Rajwade was just 15 when he decided to do something about the water shortage problem. He went to a nearby forest and started digging a pond, which would be a water reservoir for people in the village.

Saja Pahad only has two available wells that are not enough to distribute water to all the villagers.

Source: HT
The government simply ignored the people’s plea to have the water shortage problem solved.

Source: ANI
But this man couldn’t just sit without doing anything.

Source: HT

Today, Rajwade is 42 and people in his village consider him as their savior. He spent the last 27 years working to complete the pond, which is now measured one acre and 15 feet deep filled with water people can use.


And Rajwade is proud of his work, too! Why shouldn’t he? He did it all by himself. He told the Hindustan Times that he never received help from the government or the villagers. He simply dreamed of living in a community where the most basic of necessities is not being deprived.

As expected, Rajwade‘s story of determination went viral in India recently and that didn’t go unnoticed this time by officials in Mahendragarh district. Rajwade received an equivalent amount of $156 for his contribution.

Sources said that the village still does not have proper road connection and electricity. But with Rajwade’s story, hopefully the government will take notice of this village. The village district collector told ANI that he will “notify the government and we will take a decision immediately. We will provide him [Rajwade] all facility. He is an example for our state.”

20 Comments

  1. Chris Chin Yok Cheong

    September 4, 2017 at 10:24 AM

    he vote who during election?

  2. Chris Chin Yok Cheong

    March 5, 2018 at 4:23 AM

    he vote who during election?

  3. Elmer Taneo

    September 3, 2017 at 6:56 AM

    the government gave him 156 USD for 27 years of work
    😅

  4. Ndifor Joseph Wangoh

    September 3, 2017 at 6:47 AM

    Real life hero😍

  5. Joyce Ch

    September 3, 2017 at 6:42 AM

    when gov dont care u hv to do things yrself.

  6. Fredrque Tach Getao

    September 3, 2017 at 6:25 AM

    Humanity at its best,its a proven point you need not to have much to change the world, if you have a kind heart,and a willing one, no excuse may Gd bless him ‘sacrifice “

  7. John Chalack

    September 3, 2017 at 6:19 AM

    Too bad the rest didn’t join in and help him.. would have been a whole lot less time.

  8. Aieimeel Yom

    September 3, 2017 at 6:15 AM

    Syukur sangat dengan negara aku. Alhamdulillah

  9. Scott Brown

    September 3, 2017 at 6:11 AM

    I bet he’s in good shape if he digs 8hr a day .using a hoe at that.good man.

  10. Arnel Billy Castillo Cruz

    September 3, 2017 at 6:07 AM

    27 yrs of digging?for 1 yr concecutive digging he’ll be dead long time ago

  11. Camila Ayop

    September 3, 2017 at 6:03 AM

    God bless him!

  12. Elmer Taneo

    March 5, 2018 at 4:09 AM

    the government gave him 156 USD for 27 years of work
    😅

  13. Ndifor Joseph Wangoh

    March 5, 2018 at 4:23 AM

    Real life hero😍

  14. Joyce Ch

    March 5, 2018 at 4:23 AM

    when gov dont care u hv to do things yrself.

  15. Fredrque Tach Getao

    March 5, 2018 at 4:09 AM

    Humanity at its best,its a proven point you need not to have much to change the world, if you have a kind heart,and a willing one, no excuse may Gd bless him ‘sacrifice “

  16. John Chalack

    March 5, 2018 at 4:23 AM

    Too bad the rest didn’t join in and help him.. would have been a whole lot less time.

  17. Aieimeel Yom

    March 5, 2018 at 4:23 AM

    Syukur sangat dengan negara aku. Alhamdulillah

  18. Scott Brown

    March 5, 2018 at 4:23 AM

    I bet he’s in good shape if he digs 8hr a day .using a hoe at that.good man.

  19. Arnel Billy Castillo Cruz

    March 5, 2018 at 4:23 AM

    27 yrs of digging?for 1 yr concecutive digging he’ll be dead long time ago

  20. Camila Ayop

    March 5, 2018 at 4:23 AM

    God bless him!

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