Here’s how Youtube changed the life of a 55-yr-old farmer from Tripura
By migrator | Jun 15, 2020, 18:51 IST
By Somjit Naha | AGARTALA | JUNE 15, 2020:
'Success has no limitations; it can be achieved by if you are optimistic enough and if you dare to follow your dreams'
The will to learn and try something new, in accordance with the changing times may not necessarily be restricted to the younger and more advanced generation. All one needs is a push in the right direction favoured by a deep sense of passion and dedication.
This 55-year-old man from Kachanmala in West Tripura district is one such optimistic and open-minded farmer, who took a bold step of transforming his 1.5-acre farmland into a dragon fruit plantation, only by watching Youtube videos.
His courage and vision has caught the attention of Tripura Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb, who lauded him for his successful endeavour.
Talking about his inspirational journey, Parimal told The Northeast Today, "I have been in the agricultural business for the last 20 years. I was earlier involved in rubber production and owned a sweet lime (mosambi) and mango orchard. However, in 2017 I came to know about dragon fruit through a friend who showed me a video on YouTube. I also came to know that dragon fruit has many health benefits. I immediately decided to start planting the fruit in Tripura. Along with my son Joydeb, who is a 4th-semester B.Com student of Ramthakur College, we started searching for more information on the internet."
After obtaining the information he needed, Parimal decided to clear out a portion of his 1.5-acre land to cultivate dragon fruit.