Every day for 30 years, a man took a shovel and went to dig a hole in the mountains. The residents of his native village laughed at him, but after some time people saw a 15-kilometer river that saved the entire settlement. The Indian village of Kotilava is located in a dry place.
There was never enough water, even in the rainy season, the slopes of the hills diverted the precipitation to the river. Therefore, local residents began to gradually simply leave their homes, not hoping for a better change. So did many, but not Laungi Buyan. Instead of just sitting and waiting, the man took action. At first glance, his idea seemed unrealistic: every day, Lungi went to the mountains to dig a canal that would divert water from the slopes directly to the village.
No one offered to help Launga. During three long decades, he dug a hole 90 centimeters deep and one and a half meters wide alone and without special tools. And in the end, he achieved his goal: the water reached the arid area. No one believed me, I heard all these giggles behind my back. And now the village is alive again, and the neighbors consider me a hero,” Lungi told reporters.
The story of the stubborn builder has spread on the Internet. The local authorities were informed about the water condition and sent equipment to the village to widen and deepen the canal built by the man.