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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rainsoft Calender 2015- Featured the "Forest Man of India"

Received my copy of 7th edition of RainSoft Calendar for year 2015, also known as Utpal-Dhanjeet calendar. This year the theme of this calender is Jadav Payeng, a conservationist and the "Forest Man of India" who hails from Kokilamukh area of Jorhat. Payeng is today honoured and recognized around the world for his extraordinary environment conservation effort as he single handily turned a flood hit sandbar on the banks of river Brahmaputra into a deep forest by planting trees. 

Today this 550 acres forest, full of flora and fauna, is known as Molai Kathoni (Molai's Woods), named after Jadav's nick name. The Utpal-Dhanjeet calender is a series of wonderful thematic calendar published in join venture by Utpal Datta and Dhanjeet Das. 

Earlier this calender featured eminent personalities of Assam like Homen Borgohain, Biren Dutta, Dipali Borthakur, Nilpawan Baruah, Birubala Rabha and heritage of Assam like Satriya Dance and Dima Hasao District.