Anand Mahindra has presented a tractor to a farmer in Bihar. The reason for this is the hard work and hard work of that farmer. The name of that person is Laungi Manjhi (Laungi Bhuiyan). In fact, Laungi has dug a 3 km long canal to collect rainwater coming down from the hills near his village Kothilawa in Lahthua region of Gaya, Bihar. This work took 30 years of his life.
A day ago, a user on Twitter tagged Anand Mahindra and informed him about this unprecedented work of Longi Manjhi and one of his needs. The user wrote, ‘Gaya’s clown Manjhi spent 30 years of his life digging the canal. They still don’t want anything except a tractor. They have told me that if they get a tractor, they will be of great help. The user had hoped that Mahindra would feel proud by honouring Manjhi.
In response to this tweet, Anand Mahindra assured to help Laungi Manjhi. He wrote in the reply, ‘It will be my privilege to give him (Laungi Manjhi) a tractor. As you know, I tweeted that I think their canal is as impressive as the Taj or the Pyramids. It will be an honor for us to use our tractor at Mahindra Rise. Anand Mahindra had also asked the user how his team can reach Manjhi.
Got tractor after one day
On Sunday, Longi Bhuiyan was presented as a tractor gift from Mahindra Tractors. No money was taken from them for this. Bhuiyan says, ‘I am very happy. I did not even think in the dream that I would get it.
Bihar: Laungi Bhuiyan, who carved out a 3-km-long canal to take rainwater coming down from nearby hills to fields of his village in Lahthua area of Gaya, received a tractor free of cost from Mahindra Tractors today. He said, “I am very happy. I never dreamt of getting it.” pic.twitter.com/XJ3hSwKryn
– ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2020
‘Mountain man’ reminded of Dashrath Manjhi
This extraordinary valor of Laungi Manjhi reminds me of Dasharatha Manjhi from Bihar itself. Dasharatha Manjhi had spent 22 years cutting the mountain to make way. The clove Bhuiyan dug the canal where it was only forest for 5 kilometers in that area. It took them 30 years to remove the forest and dig a 3 km canal. Due to the rocky and mountainous region, rainwater could not be stopped for irrigation. There was no employment in the village except for agriculture. Seeing the exodus of people, Manjhi decided to build a canal.