Latur, a small town in Maharashtra is down with drought. A lot of agitation is taking place in the country because of it. The blame games are on the rise. Political wars are being played. IPL (Indian Premier League) matches have been shifted to other venues from Maharashtra. Trains carrying “water” (Jaldoot) are being sent to the drought affected area.
Considering the rising heat levels the situation is only going to get worse with time. But, I realized that a lot of people in India or at least in Jammu city don’t give a damn about what is happening in the other part of India.
Water is a precious resource. But, a lot of people here think that they own this resource and so they have the full right to waste it as much as they want to. If only they knew that even their dear Chenab is running out of waters. The ground water is drying out and there is still no awareness about it.
As humans when we know that there are people who are struggling to get water then we should at least try to save this important resource.
Why doesn’t our heart ache when we offer a bucket full of water to Lord Shiva’s Shivling? Will he be happy to take that water knowing that a lot of his children are dying without it?
Why don’t we say anything when we still see water fountains working in parks and temples and other places?
How can we be so mean to spend tons of water in cleaning our cars knowing that a lot of people in the drought area haven’t cleaned themselves in days?
All the time, all we do is blame our government. We see something happening in the news and say “Is desh ka kuch nahi ho sakta” (This country is hopeless). Well, the country can at least be a little of something when its citizens learn some civic sense.
Signing off with a phrase that I was taught in school,
WATER IS PRECIOUS, LEARN TO SAVE IT.