A story on the famed 'Mountain Man' Dashrath Manjhi, penned up by Anand Mohan, the two-term MP who is lodged in Saharsa Jail for the past nine years for killing of the district magistrate, has been included in the Hindi text book prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for class VIII students.
The story has been made a part of the book Madhurika, entitling ‘Parvat Purush-Dashrath'.
Lovely Anand, Mohan's wife who is also a former MP, said that it is a matter of pride that his story on Manjhi has been included in the CBSE textbook this year.
She said that her husband had been developing immense interest in literary ever since he went to jail. ". "Any other person in his place, facing the ordeal for so long would have lost his mental balance."
Mohan also expresses his happiness on his story on Manjhi being included in the CBSE text book.
Manjhi, a mahadalit from Gaya district, earned the worlwide fame for having carved out a 300-metre long and 30-metre wide road through the hills to link his remote Gehlour village to the Wazirganj block, which reduced the distance from 75 kilometres to one kilometre. He worked for 22 years from 1960 to 1982 with his hammer and chisel to reach the milestone.
The legend pledged to do this after he got failed to take his ailing wife to a hospital on time. Manjhi passed away on August 17, 2007 battling cancer.
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