One day, a man named Dashrath Manjhi was working to collect wood for his family on the other side of the mountain. It was long hard work, so his wife climbed over the mountain to deliver him some food when she fell. She was hurt and their dishes had broken and Dashrath decided that was enough.
How many years have people been falling and breaking pots, he wondered?
Everyone in town thought it was impossible; even his brother had wondered if he had gone mad. This was too big of a task for one man, and how on earth could he continue to earn a living for his family? What single man could break down a mountain that stood over 300 feet high?