Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nature - Save the Nature

Few days back, I was discussing about my #AtoZ challenge theme with my junior-school-going daughter and asked her what would come to her mind first to make the society a better place. Prompt came the reply - “saving nature”.  I decided to write my N post on Nature as a guest post from her.

Before going to the post, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude on the initiatives taken by almost all the urban and village schools, private and government schools, for the awareness creation for conservation of resources and specifically on nature, water, pollution.  I was pleasantly surprised by the determined resolve  they took not to burst crackers last Diwali and to celebrate Holi, last month, in the most organic way  with as less as possible water consumption .  They did not budge from their stand in the face of temptations and indulgences from parents.

If we are not careful about these natural resources now (we should have been much earlier but it is always better late than never!), we are surely pushing our future generation and the generations to come to face some kind of natural catastrophe. 

The gist of the rather long post goes as below:
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Hi everybody,

Today I am not going to tell you anything about what all we should be doing and what not to save nature. You know much more than me on that matter. Rather it is a story that unfolded before me of a river and the old tree on the bank of it.

There was a factory on the other side of the river bank and all the polluting chemicals and waste were being dumped into the river- quite insensitively. The river was getting sick and tired of it.

The branches of the tree were also being chopped off for the requirement of the factory.

With all the pain and agony the river and tree were going through from these inhuman and rampant activities, they jointly decided to take action. In order to punish the factory people, the river would dry off and the tree would shrink into the hole near it.
The factory people refused to take any notice of the fact and continued with their irresponsible act while managing the water requirement from other sources. The villagers in the nearby area were solely dependent on the water from the river and the fruits from the tree for their livelihood.  A little girl from the village came to plead with the river and the tree and to find out what the matter was. Along with her came all the other villagers.

The river and the tree, after being persuaded by the villagers that they would stop the factory people from polluting any further, were moved and their hearts melted on seeing the pitiable plight of the villagers.

The little girl led a rally of the villagers to protest at the factory main gate with the below slogan on a placard.
                                          Save Nature, Save Future
                                                             Don’t make a fuss,
                                            If we don’t save water
                                                                 Nature won’t help us
                                             Avoid deforestation
Don’t cut trees,
Or else life on earth
            Will tend to cease.

The factory people understood their mistake and came out of their ignorance. They took several conscious decisions and various steps to protect nature, water, tree, air from pollution. Everyone lived happily ever after.
P.S : Another post on her Love of Nature can be found here.

32 comments:

  1. Saving nature should start with every single person and it should be a true commitment We are taking things for granted... I love the slogan I came across many years back. Earth ka kuchkaro warna unearth ho jayega......

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/04/nachos/

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    1. Nice slogan. Yes, it is everyone's responsibility for sure.

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  2. Very good and brilliant post!

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  3. Very useful information ! all of us know in our minds, but when it comes to practice, there is still so much wastage - electricity, water - its an important topic, and there is need for all of us to take proactive steps in protecting and saving the earth, not only for us but also for the generations to come, thanks for sharing !

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  4. We all have a responsibility towards nature...wonder if we even realize it !

    N for Nauseated-Random Thoughts Naba

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  5. Jayanta so lovely that ur daughter is involved with this post on Nature. Pat on the back to her :) U r right they are trying to do their bit at schools in making kids aware, my little one(about to turn eight) has had many nature realted activities from when she is little, planting, watching the plants grow, watering, conserving ....

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    1. Thanks for your appreciating words. Your daughter is also on the correct path...

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  6. Beautiful post from your little daughter, Jayanta!
    All of us must remember that “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

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    1. Nice quote, yes, we can't afford to forget it anymore...

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  7. I was thinking about your daughter. She is smart and brilliant and seems she is getting educated in real sense :)
    Nice story you have shared here. Yes we have to pay heed to nature and focus on sustainable development rather than blindly exploiting it. Handful of people are still on literate in this regard rest of them are learning and understanding and working for it! :)

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    1. Hi Shesha,
      Thanks for your kind words. Yes, we don't have any more leeway not to understand the situation..It is really grave.

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  8. Jayanta, your daughter writes very well! What an inspiring and thoughtful story she has told here, expressing her love and care for Mother Nature. You must be a very proud and happy father. Very well done, the daughter-father team!

    Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal

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    1. Thanks, Ma'M for your appreciation. This will surely motivate her. Hope they take nature more seriously. Much appreciate your time and comments.

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  9. Very true. We must endeavour never to damage the purity and the natural growth of the nature. In fact it should be nurtured. Your little daughter is doing such a great task, which we only dream of but never brought into practice. Well done Bitiya!

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  10. Thank You, Ushaji for your kind words and blessings.

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  11. Your daughter is right on target. Very smart girl! If we don't do what we can to protect nature...life as we know it will cease to exist. The earth will become a wasteland. Great post!

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    1. Thanks, Kathay. Appreciate your comments and time visiting my post.

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  12. I love the nature, being in it and preserving it. Loved your story ... what a hero that little girl - wish there were many more like her:-) Great post Jayanta.

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  13. Nature conservation is such an important topic. How wonderful that your young daughter is so aware ! Thanks for your visits to my blog, they are indeed appreciated .

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  14. The wisdom of children shines through beautifully on this story. I am loving your attitude toward life, more and more, as this challenge progresses, Jayanta. :)

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  15. Briliiant ! A big chunk of appreciation for your daughter !!!

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  16. A serious issue which you have tackled very impressively.

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  17. Very nicely put, Jayanta. Powerful & important msg in your own simple way.

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    1. Thanks, Anita. Appreciate your kinds comment.

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  18. Your daughter has a flare for writing....:-)

    I think we all have a duty towards Nature.. to save her ..we should do our small part and she would return us much more..
    I'm a nature lover..I find peace in nature ..:-)

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