"Children are our greatest
treasure. They are our future." - Nelson Mandela
This quote of Nelson Mandela couldn't have been
more correct when we think about children as our next generation. They are
important as the future of country will depend on them. Equally important are
the resources that they will need to drive the growth. If the consumption of
fossil fuels continues at the present rate, it is estimated that Oil would be
depleted by 2050, Gas by 2060 and coal by 2080. With consumption rate so much
greater than replenishment rate, it is evident that this would lead to scarcity
of these resources and not everyone would be able to afford these resources and
this can greatly impede the growth of people and country.
The Union Minister Veerapa Moily has set an
example of fuel conservation by travelling in Metro. He highlights, "Fuel
conservation is as important as fuel production."
So the present generation, the children of today will also need to
take responsibility to ensure that they would have resources for future.
Children need to understand that every small step counts. Ocean is made of
drops, a mountain is made of tiny grains. So taking the lead, taking the initiative
and believing 'One can make a difference' is the first step towards making fuel
conservation a national Movement.
Children can set an example for adults by being aware and raising
the urgency of the issue. Some ways in which children can contribute are:
of Public Transport as a means to travel.
waste and Careful use of resources such as gas, heating
Awareness drives in their locality
Graphics and Posters highlighting the problem.
or Being part of groups and communities about conservation of resources.
Renewable resources and taking DIY renewable resources projects with the
practiced over a longer duration of time can vastly make difference and help
improve the burgeoning deficits on fuel and energy of our country. In Unity lies strength