SIKANDAR : Father Of More Than Thousand Trees
Sikandar belongs to Gaya, Bihar ,India.
He with his three children and wife , lives in a one-room house.
He earns his livelihood by assisting shopkeepers and working as an electrician.
He used to do cycling up to Brahmayoni hill daily . But he was not happy to see those places
barren, dry and almost tree-less.
One day ,some thirty years back ,in 1982 , an idea of coloring that area with green trees came to his mind.
And right from that time he dedicated himself to turn his dream into reality.
Be it raining clouds, shivering cold, flaming fire like days of summer , he never stopped cycling up to his destination daily with saplings and planting it around ,watering , protecting and caring them.
As a result this area has become green with tall trees of different verities, like Sheesam, Neem, guava, cashew nut, Amla, Tamrind , Ashok, Mango and of many more verities.
He has named those trees after the names of freedom fighters and soe other great people ,like Mhatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawahar lal Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose, Khudiram Bose, Bhagat Singh and many more. He wants to name some of trees after the martyrs of kargil. He is trying to get those names.
This great single – handed creation of a country of green trees is certainly going to be a part of history.
I salute SIKANDAR, a rare personality with his extraordinary deeds.
I propose award for his work of rare quality.
Source of information- IBN Live News Channel, December 2, 2012 ,Sarita Barara.