Choose to make a change
Do you choose to make the change or you just think about the change?
We live in a society where people think, before helping others it is generous to help yourself first. When it comes to a tough situation, look after our own selves first but what if someone in this cruel world has suffered for 22 years for other benefits?
Dashrath Manjhi, known as the man who moved a mountain. He was born in Musahar family, which is considered to be the lowest of all Indian castes but at a young age he ran away to Dhanbad where he worked in the coal mines and later shifted to Gehlaur, where he married Falguni Devi and became an agricultural laborer. Living in a small town means no water, no electricity, no school, or no medical help.
An incident occurred in Manjhi’s life where his wife, Falguni got injured and was asking for medical help but the hospital being 34 km away from their home. Even after days of survival Falguni died and left courage for her husband. After losing her wife Manjhi craved for a road in the mountains of Gehlaur. He sold his goat and purchased a few types of equipment like hammer, chisel and crowbar. His spirit to make a road for everyone so that what he faced and lost someone special, this should not happen again with others.
Finally, after the struggle of 22 years, the man moved the mountain and constructed a road 360 feet long and 30 feet wide for others. Now the schools, hospitals, offices were 5km away and Manjhi was known as the ‘Baba’ of the village. And now there was no full stop Manjhi tried to connect his village to the railway sector and asked the government to develop more hospitals and schools nearby their village. Soon Manjhi was nominated for ‘Padma Shree' and was rewarded a piece of land in the form of appreciation but Manjhi donated the land for hospital construction.
An inspiration to many who won all the battles and took an initiative for a change but lost his battle with cancer in 2007. It’s all about learning, doing mistakes and making the change now! Move your mountains of problems aside and do want to desire to do.