Boating sounds an adventure for most of us that’s made safe with life saving jackets and other essential accessories to wade of any untoward incident. However, there are the ones who take to boating without life jackets and even when the rivers are in spate just to help the needy.
Despite the risk involved, life jacket nowhere near sight and boat being pushed by hands, people of Tendiwal, Bhanewala, Kaluwala, Jhugge Khushal Wale village rely on skills of a boatman called ‘Arjun.’
Crossing Sutlej river multiple times a day when the river is ragging hundreds of family bank upon one man army ‘Arjun’ to reach at their respective destinations at the other end of the shore.Arjun is a resident of Tendiwala village and is the only expert boatman who
assists people in crossing the river. Rather than charging any fare from passengers or getting monthly salary from government people from respected villages give him wheat and paddy. Unable to make ends meet of his family, Arjun’s dedication towards his profession keeps on increasing manifold every time he pushes his boat ahead in Sutlej.
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