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We might have heard from our parents and grandparents that the world is not as it was 20 years ago. This very sentence seemed to have been cliché in the present. But what we can do. There has been so many environmental changes occurring in the recent past. Global warming, soil erosion, land degradation, shortage of rains, drought etc. earthquakes, landslide, tsunami seem to have become an annual event. But all of these so called natural disasters are all not occurring naturally, they have been aggravated by man itself.
For example in India, due to extreme deforestation, the forest cover has gone down a 19.07%, but as per as the international average it is 33%. As the country’s forest cover has declined gradually and it way behind the required percentage. This is why in India, in recent times, Maharashtra has suffered due to drought and acute water scarcity. Just due to lack of concern for maintaining the ecological balance. Also the Kedarnath floods that had brought on end to the line of so many people is one of the notable disaster to have occurred in the recent past.
There are 3 main causes:
•Accumulation of resources in the hands of a limited number of people which has widened the gap between the rich and the poor.
•Depletion of resources at a great extent.
•Over utilization of resources by human beings at a rapid rate.
So we cannot let this continue to happen. For the development of country, one definitely needs to construct building the forest canvas and other open areas. This is necessary. However as the population increases the used for settlement building also increases. Hence our must practice sustainable development. The development shall not compromise the needs of the future generation to come. Also the rate of utilization should not be greater than the rate of generation. However there should be development of eco-friendly technology and utilization of non-conventional source of energy. Moreover there should be practise of controlled afforestation i.e. making up for the open green patches that have been deforested through construction.
If we as a part of the responsible citizen of the country abide by the statement and stop the indiscriminate destruction of open areas and green-patches then only we can progress towards being a developed nation.
Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthdy is celebrated as Children’s day in India. This is celebrated on 14th November every year. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and remained as the Prime Minister until his death in 1964. We celebrate his birthday as Children’s day because he loved children and also emphasized on giving love and affection to children. He was very close to the children and was known as Chacha Nehru. This day is celebrated to increase the awareness of people towards the rights, care , education of children. This day is celebrated with many events in schools of India. The teachers explain the importance of the day to the students. This is the day for students to remember Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru by his work for the country and also to take pledge for doing great deeds and sacrifice for the motherland.
It was like one of those Friday evening during which Sundar was returning to Keutia, his native village. It was already 6 o’clock in the evening last it seemed to be quite late at night as it was already late November. Sundar was an employee in a private IT firm in Salt Late, Sector V, the IT hub of Kolkata. But during every ..day might be returned to his native village Keutia. It was one of those backdated areas that was situated in of the most remote areas located in the outskirts of the city region.
It was that particular time of the day which was mainly seen as the “hours of the defeated”. Sundar had taken this job only in the last month, but during this short span of time only he had developed a bad taste for home coming. It was quite obvious that a person who had shifted to the city would have quite mesmerized by the facilities that he could get in the city. In this IT firm work is done in moments with scientific precisions. But he was trying to escape from his weekly 9-5 schedule.
Sundar returned home. He asked his 67 years old father “Hi! Baba, how are you ?”. His father replied “I am fine, your mother has gone to Siraj’s house next door”. To his utter astonishment, Sundar remarked “why Baba?”. His father quite irritatedly remarked that “Arrey! Siraj’s brother Sajid is very ill today, so he will be taken to the ojha and the Tantrik who will perform their required rituals and the Yagaya and also will give a list of necessary do’sand don’t’s for the family. “Do you believe all these Tantriks? I don’t know.”.
Sundar felt extremely disturbed when he heard of this backdated practices that prevail in this area even today. It is merrily due to the fact that still poverty, literacy, unemployment have been the curse of the society even today. Despite the country has advanced so much in the fields of science, technology, astronomy, defense but still we have not been able to eradicate this backwardness from the country. He felt that as long this practice will prevail India will not progress.
According to Sundar he should develop a feeling of scientific temper and tolerance towards all in accordance with the fundamental duties stated by the constitution. As a responsible citizen of the country Sundar felt that it is a duty to be tolerant towards all and think rationally before taking our action. Being absorbed in this thought Sundar went for a sleep to have a super Saturday next day.
Compiled by Soumalya
Purbayan Dey : Like an avarage Kolkatan he likes to spend his time by pandal hopping. Puja is a time when an avarage Kolkatan tries to enjoy his heart out. Specially after his half-yearly examination is over he is also going to have an nice time this year. He is a very hearty eater an likes to eat phuchkas.
He is also a student of class 9. This year he wants to enjoy the vacation speacially after his tests are over. He competes with himself every year about the number of pandals he has hopped. His count is 122 as he has watched all the four days of the puja. This year he hopes for something more.
like the above two energetic fellows he had discussed,he is in perfect contrast to them. He is a lazy fellow. After his examinations are over he said to Kidsunfold that I will spend the entire puja sleeping and eating. He fears that after this vacation he will be easily putting up 10 kilos.
Swarat Roy Chowdhury-
He is not a firm believer of this pujas and gods. And is a self centered human being (According to the inference made by the Kidsunfold team). He is a song lover and his favorite popstar is EMINEM.But despite of this he has decided to spent some time with his friends and enjoy his vacations.
He is a typical facebook-er who changes his profile picture at a duration at a duration of a few hours.But also he is a foody and likes to hop in the restaurants like Dominos KFC etc.But this puja he is also going to be the volunteer of his local puja pandal. So despite of his limited time he is going to enjoy his puja.
The main cause of brain drain is un-inspiring education and high competition in India. The number of educational institutions (primary, secondary and high) is limited compared to the number of students, who are therefore enrollment. Hundreds and thousands of our qualified young stars take off from international airports in order to acquire higher education and lucrative jobs in USA, UK, Germany, France, Canada, Australia etc. Most of these Indians often settle there attracted by the facilities and the higher quality of life provided in these countries. During the decade long debate over brain drain it has been decided that excellence is neither recognized nor rewarded in India. It has been estimated that the country loses approximately 2.4 billion dollars due to brain drain. Critics are of view that the developed countries provide higher facilities, pay packages and perks, the country cannot dissuade youngsters from going abroad. What has been India’s loss has been the gain of other countries where the youths have migrated.
Generation gap has become a common problem these days. Often we find that the children are not being able to match the expectations of their parents. The children in turn are quite dissatisfied with their grown-ups. The parents and the grandparents are not being able to adopt with the changing times and this has lead to the wide spread of the problems.That is why we find the parents and the children are complaining about generation gap, that leads to mal-adjustments in social life.
We know that every problem has its own solutions. So the generation gap can also be bridged. The only thing that is the co-operation of the Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Z or the grandparents, parents and the children is needed. Then only the problem can be resolved.
So let us start with how the children can react in order to curb this problem. We have often noticed that the feeling of love, respect and honour for the elders are gradually becoming absent in the minds of the children. So the children need to develop a feeling of love, compassion and respect for the elders. They also need to be caring and helpful and should try to act as an extra helping hand for their parents and grandparents. Sometimes the children specially the teenagers think that they are more independent and do according to their mind. But that should not be the case. They should made to understand that the elders have seen the world for a long period of time and they need to honour their experience. They also think that their parents expect a lot of things from them but the parents in reality only expect an effort in their studies.
It is not only the children who should be made responsible in order to bridge this gap. The parents and the grandparents should also took the initiative. They should provide them their wards with a bit of space. No two individuals in this earth are equal to each other. This should also be under thier knowledge. Times have changed and their is no scope for the parents to compare them with their children. They should realise and not expect much from their children. The world is not easy for them. Higher expectations can make life stressful for the students and can lead to moodswings.
So the role of the elders indispensible in the lives of their juniors. They need to guide them in the life and groom them without any indulgence. They should get prepared for the challenges that they face in their life.
“LETS BRIDGE THE GAP” should be the order of the day.
As I found the diamond ring, everyone was asking to solve more cases. This time when I was studying in my room someone shot a toy arrow in my room. I looked down the window and saw a man standing behind the tree opposite our house. In a paper attached to the toy arrow was written “MY BIKE HAD BEEN ROBBED AT NIGHT. WE CALLED THE POLICE BUT THEY COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING.” I threw a paper back to him were I wrote “OK”.
That day when I was roaming around the neighbourhood, I saw a glove lying behind a bush. But I thought that the thief had gone a long way off by now. I looked at the left and saw a broken house. I entered the house like a snake without making any sound. I saw no one and nothing suspicious. I went out. I went to houses of that neighbourhood. I couldnot find anything. After coming out from the last house i saw a large area with lot of trees. I went there hiding behind trees so that no one can see me.
Suddenly, I saw a man standing with a bike and was looking here and there. I went hiding behind a tree near him. When he was putting no attention that somebody could attack him, I jumped and caught his legs like this. I had a fight with him and hurt my leg. I took him to the police. They thanked me once again for catching the thief. They said “Well done, Little Detective”. My mother was angry with me as I hurt myself but she was also very happy as I caught the thief.
As I was crossing the road, I saw a crowd was discussing something. I went to them and asked what they were discussing about. One of them said, “A Diamond ring has been lost. We want it. Can you help us?” I said “yes’ because this was the chance to become a detective. My wish was I should get a chance to become a detective and this was my chance. I roamed everywhere in the city, Delhi to find a clue. After few hours I found the first clue, “a glass”. I took a long paper and wrote this
Now 6 clues were left to be found. Then I found a footprint. I wrote this as my second clue. It was getting dark, so i thought that I would find last five clues later. Next morning after school, I changed my dress and set out to find clues. Like this twenty more days went. On the twenty-first day I found enough clues to catch the thief. I went home. I throughly checked the clues that i have gathered, there was nothing of any person. I searched them again. This time in a handkerchief I found something on it. There was written “IF YOU CANNOT FIND WHO HAD ROBBED THE DIAMOND RING IN TWENTY FOUR DAY THEN YOU WILL NEVER FIND IT. HA! HA! HA!” then a picture of a diamond ring.
Then I set out to find him. It was the twenty-third day. I found someone was hiding behind a house. I went infront of the house and also hid there. The thief was trying to escape because the police was after him. I ran after him and caught him red handed. He was Mr. Chakarvorty in disguise. I took him to police officer. He thanked me. I was very happy. I rushed to my house and said to my parents what had happened. They were very proud of me. The next day I said it to my friends, they were very very much excited to hear it. From then everybody started calling me “LITTLE DETECTIVE”.
One day three friends got stuck in an empty house due to heavy rainfall. They were on their way to school. There was a flood on the road. The three friends were shivering in cold. They were hungry too. They wrote something in their diary. Then they spelt these words. They tore the paper and made paper aeroplane and sent out. It flew to someone’s hand. He opened the paper. He was suprised the most. He ran to their house and said “come out of the house as you are wearing waterproof shoes”. They came out one by one holding the man’s hand and thanked him.
India is a place that has a bounty of natural beauty as its possession since time immemorial. It has been a hot bed of tourism. It has been visited many a times by the global tourist all over the world. India is special destination and has occupied a central position in the minds of every visitor who back visit India.
But times have changed, political agitations, turmoil and natural calamities catastrophic have been common in every corner of India. It is not a dream land for tourist as it was before. Starting from Kashmir, it had witnessed horrifying flood last year. It is one of the favoured hunting grounds of the tourists because of the disputes that lie near this territory between the nations India and Pakistan. As the Paradise in Earth , as it is fondly called is no longer such and many even fear to go there.
Also another place that has witnessed the natural catastrophies in the recent past is the Uttarakhand. The Kedarnath flood still haunts the pilgrims of the Char Dham Yatra. This particular disaster took the lines of the several pilgrims and many of them were missing. No body knows what had happened to them. Another place is the Arunachal Pradesh, that is the victim of the Boru Movement As it borders India and China the region is also prone to several disputes between the nations.
Forests, lakes, rivers and mountains run across the India mainland. They are our natural beauties that is inheritant and we need to protect them. The central part of India – Madhyapradesh, Jharkhand with its rich forest and other biosphere reserves are a place infested by the terrorists. Andhra Pradesh because of the Telengana movement is also a dreaded pl ace to visit .
That is how the present day condition in India is no longer a dream land of visitors. The Government in order to fulfill its plan of “Incredible India” needs to crush this disturba nces. If only this is then India can be made a better place but us walk hand in hand in order to make India a better place to live.