UNITED STATES: The story of ‘Forest Man of India’, Jadav Payeng, has been included in curriculum of schools in Bristol in US’ Connecticut.
“The students are studying about…Payeng as a part of their ecology lesson,” Navamee Sharma, a teacher at a school in Bristol, said.
Payeng from Assam began planting trees in his village in 1979 and single-handedly raised a 550-hectare forest. In 2015, he was honoured with Padmasri, the fourth highest civilian award in India.
Jadav Payeng was born in the indigenous Mising Tribe of Assam.
An official in the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) said that even though the Board has included chapters on JadavPayeng in the textbooks of Classes IX & X, the development in USA will obviously enhance students’ interest.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal congratulated Payeng on twitter, hailing his exemplary and tireless contribution to the green mission.
Padma Shree, Shri @FPayeng‘s love for the environment and bond with nature have inspired people across the world. Inclusion of the ‘Forest Man of India’ in the curriculum of an American educational institution reflects his global reputation. pic.twitter.com/7RzEnNYSDI— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) October 30, 2020