*Nia* – Mumma look at this WhatsApp status, today is World Environment Day.
*Mumma* – Yaa baby, I saw this status before you.
*Nia* – Mumma, what do we have to do on this day?
*Mumma* – On this day, we plant a small sapling and upload the pictures with it on social media. Everyone does the same. I saw a lot of pictures of persons with their planted plants, on social media.
*Nia* – Oooo……… So Mumma, don’t you think we should also do the same?
*Mumma* – Yaa baby, let’s plant a sapling and upload our pictures on social media.
*Nia* – Sure Mumma, let’s see how many likes we would get.
*Mumma* – OK dear, let’s move to our garden area.
(Both the mother and daughter moved to the garden, holding a little plant in hand.)
*Nia* – Mumma, where to plant this flowering plant?
*Mumma* – Dear, let me uproot the other plants grown around. These plants can make our pictures dull. You know, it is not acceptable.
*Nia* – OK Mumma. We can’t compromise with our pictures. Just uproot all plants around.
*Mumma* – Ok Nia, I have uprooted the plants. Now you plant this little sapling.
*Nia* – Not at all, so muddy it is. Mumma, you plant, I’ll just click pictures with it.
*Mumma* – As you wish.
OK, I have planted it. Now you go near the plant, I am taking your pictures.
*Nia* – Mumma one more pic, please…
Ouch!!! Mumma, why didn’t you uprooted this tree. It hurt me.
*Mumma* – Sorry dear, let me uproot it. Now it’s all fine, you go there.
*Nia* – Thanks Mumma, it is enough now. These pics are wonderful! Let’s upload them.
(Nia and her mother, planted a little plant but uprooted many well-grown ones. After that day, not one of them looked back towards the plant)
Environment day is celebrated on 5th June annually, across the world. The celebration aims to create and spread awareness about the importance of our environment’s well-being and its conservation. It is a different argument that how many of us understand the meaning of environment and its importance. One example is illustrated above, as the story of Nia and her mom.
Rather than talking big things, firstly it is necessary to create an understanding among the masses about the environment. At first, they must be aware of the meaning of environment. After that, they would be able to understand its importance and significance to celebrate Environment Day. If this understanding is created, then it would be very easy to create awareness about environmental protection among all. To create this understanding among us, our Social Studies teacher Dr. Kamlesh Atwal took our class in जश्न ए बचपन WhatsApp group on this environment day.
Very educational, the class was. We talked about small issues to greater concepts. Really, when I look to this nature in loneliness, when only the sound of nature could be heard, the feeling is ineffable. How beautiful it seems!!
I think most of us like to enjoy and live the beauty of nature. Right from here, a question arises: Why are we in full mood to destroy this earth, the beautiful nature even if we claim to love it? Is it the return gift to ‘mother earth’ for giving us concealment and everything? Do we behave in this manner, with whom we love?
If no, then why we are not trying to understand? Yaa, it is a reality that governments or other environmental bodies are taking many initiatives to stop this depletion of the planet. But it is not enough to heal the wounds we have gifted to our mother earth. Until the common people do not understand this problem, nothing can be done. If everyone would be united to fight against all climatic problems, then the change is revolutionizing.
This time, human has done nothing special to fight the global climatic problems. Even though, a huge change has been found in our surroundings. Only because of an organism that can’t be seen with naked eyes, a great improvement has been observed all around. Air is much cleaner, birds are more energetic to sing melodiously, muddy rivers are cleaning and our mother earth is gradually healing. It clearly shows that nature doesn’t want human interference in its resource cycle. This coronavirus may have bothered humankind, but has proved to be a boon for the rest of the animals and amazing nature. Without the expenditure of single capital, we have achieved a milestone by only staying in our homes. That’s why I consider nature as “most creative”.
This environment day it is much important to understand the effects of human intervention in the natural cycle. As a part of this earth, it is our responsibility to understand and make others understand the importance of our earth and the environment’s conservation. Let’s spread awareness and create a sensitive feeling for our mother earth. I am damn sure that by working as a team and by being united, we can fight every problem easily. It would be just a piece of cake for us to make revolutionary change.