Protecting the environment protects humanity

Blog by Rakesh Daulatabad

India, a country of over one billion people has become one of the most puissant countries in the world with the launch of Chanadrayaan 2. The country is far behind most others when it comes to preserving our mother nature and is grappling with a myriad of environmental concerns. However, most of these issues have been caused by the result of anthropogenic activities.

Air pollution is a common and serious issue in the county caused by human activities. India is always in the headlines due to air pollution and the condition becomes worst during winters. Therefore, it has become a need of the hour to fix the menace of it. Though the concerned authorities are taking stern action to curb air pollution but are unable to churn out the best result out of it. Unrestrained use of plastics is another chief concern which needs urgent attention.

 Regularly, trees are being cut down for the construction of buildings: causing soil erosion and inviting floods. Last year’s Kerala flood is the finest example of environmental degradation caused by human activities.

It should also be the duty of an individual to protect the environment. Taking this forward, we recently launched a plantation drive at Ryan International School, Sector 40, Gurugram, where NASA classified plants, were planted. The drive was organised in association with the Parivartan Sangh along with Ryan International School, where I participated along with the students and parents. More than 200 saplings were planted on this week-long campaign. The students took out a rally outside the school for the locals by holdings hoardings, play cards. Students raised slogans saying ‘Each one, plant one: green nature, better future.’ This is not the end, Parivartan Sang is determined to more such initiatives to protect the environment.

Neglecting the environment can create havoc and the damage done may become undeniable. So we must smell the boiling milk before it’s too late as environmental protection is imperative to the humankind.