Arunachal Pradesh Villagers Build Bridge Using Cane, Cable So Kids Can Go To School

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If you ever get an opportunity to visit north-eastern states of the country, you’d be surprised by how innovative the locals are! Especially in the tiny villages which are surrounded by mountains or deep forests, locals have to come up with different jugaads because of lack of basic resources.

For example, in a remote village in Arunachal Pradesh named Gasheng which consists of a small population, locals built a bridge entirely out of cane and cable so that their kids could go to school.

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The school is located in a town named Kaying which is 50 kilometres away from their village. The lack of concrete roads and transport facilities forced the locals of the area to come up with this innovative solution.

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The kids live in hostels and visit their village once in a while.

A woman named Keerthi, a Zoology student at the University of British Columbia, recently visited Gasheng and its nearby areas. She took to Twitter to post pictures of the bridge and highlighted the kind of struggle these villagers have to go through for mere medical and schooling facilities.

She also mentioned that such bridges get particularly treacherous and deadly during monsoons.

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Have a look at her tweets here:

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People on the internet are lauding the villagers for such an innovation. Here’s what they said:

While we salute the locals of Gasheng for their spirit, we also wish they had access to basic resources so their lives could get easier.

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