Jadav Payeng honoured with Vivekananda Karmayogi Award

Jadav Payeng honoured with Vivekananda Karmayogi Award

Padma Shri Jadav Payeng has beenconferred with the Swami Vivekananda Karmayogi Award on Saturday in New Delhiat a function instituted by My Home India.

He was awarded the 6th KarmayogiAward for his consistent efforts in creating a real man-made forest throughmassive reforestation. The award is composed of a trophy, a recitation and areward of Rs 1 lakh.

Jadav Payeng is popularly knownas the Forest Man of India. Padma Shri Jadav Payeng is an environmentalactivist and forest worker from Jorhat. In the past several years, he hasplanted and tended trees on a sandbar of the river Brahmaputra turning it intoa forest reserve.

Swami Vivekananda SmritiKarmayogi Award is organized by My Home India in New Delhi. The award wasconferred for the first time in 2013. Karmayogi Award is presented to greatpersonalities from North-Eastern India who dedicate their lives to Nation and promoteNationalism through art & culture, sports, education, etc. for theircontribution to respective fields.

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