Save Nature to Save Mankind
Where are the days when lambs and kids used to frisk and frolic
down the verdant valleys? Where are the
days when the brooks and streams flowed down the slopes merrily? Where are the
green meadows, pastures and terraced fields? Where is the pure blue sky with
cotton-like cirrus flitting merrily high above?
The canker of industrialization has converted every town and
city into hell. The sylvan beauty, which was so ubiquitous, has been replaced
by factories and mills. The skyline that once was dominated by tall pines is an
ugly sight of stacks spewing toxic fumes! The problems of Global warming,
melting glaciers, decreasing forest covers, dwindling species of plants and animals,
depleting ozone layer, etc. loom large on the future of mankind.
The clear rills and brooks that were picnic spots have been converted into
drainage channels, carrying effluents to the river, which has become a bigger
channel carrying the muck to the sea! The entire world is losing its beauty and
purity. The mankind a silent witness to this ugly transformation is waiting for
some angel to come down and do the cleaning, preserving, and pollution
How can we prevent this deterioration and degradation of our
environment? The task of conserving and preserving it is quite Herculean. The only solution to the critical
environmental issues is people’s mass participation in saving the environment.
Mass forestation drive, and stopping the use of fossil fuels altogether can
solve this problem.
There are other alternative fuels available. The government
must act strictly. There should be a ban on fossil fuels. The government must
create forest belt near every city or town. Toxic emissions of industries must
be strictly regularized. Installation of
toxic smoke and effluents treatment plants must be mandatory at every
industrial unit. With these measures strictly and immediately implemented the
environmental health will improve considerably.
If we succeed in implementing all the above
mentioned measures, we will be the beneficiaries; our coming generations will
be able to live in a purer and healthier environment. This will be our best
gift to them, as well as us.