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:++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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 waterNature won’t help us
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.