The recent story of Laungi Bhuiyan was well received from all corners. Laungi Bhuiyan, a resident of Kothilwa Village, in Lahthua area of Gaya district carved out a three kilometre long canal to take rainwater coming down from nearby hills to the fields of his village, reported ANI.
Kothilwas is approximately 80kms away from Gaya district headquarters.
Bihar: A man has carved out a 3-km-long canal to take rainwater coming down from nearby hills to fields of his village, Kothilawa in Lahthua area of Gaya. Laungi Bhuiyan says, "It took me 30 years to dig this canal which takes the water to a pond in the village." (12.09.2020) pic.twitter.com/gFKffXOd8Y
— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2020
“It took me 30 years to dig this canal which takes water to a pond in the Village. For the last 30 years, I would go to the nearby jungles to tend my cattles and dig out the canal, No one joined me in this endeavour…Villagers are going to the cities to earn a livelihood but I decided to stay back.”
– Laungi Bhuiyan
“Laungi Bhuiyan of Gaya spent 30 years of his life in digging a canal. He still doesn’t want anything except a tractor”, tweeted a local journalist and tagged Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of Mahindra Group referring Bhuiyan’s wish of a tractor to the Mahindra Group .
The tweet was recieved and got a reply from Mr. Anand Mahindra who mentioned of his previous tweet praising Laungi Bhuiyan’s courage and will.
“We at @MahindraRise would consider it an honour to have him use our tractor”.
उनको ट्रैक्टर देना मेरा सौभाग्य होगा। As you know, I had tweeted that I think his canal is as impressive a monument as the Taj or the Pyramids. We at @MahindraRise would consider it an honour to have him use our tractor. How can our team reach him @rohinverma2410 ? https://t.co/tnGC5c4j8b
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 19, 2020
Laungi had never dreamt of getting a tractor.”I am very happy today”, he said on recieving one.