TYPHOONS

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We are hearing news of cyclones and super cyclones that devastate a particular area or that kill masses. It challenge the country’s existence, destroying the life, property and all. A country that builds up slowly after a natural calamity has to surrender to another one. That is the fate of Philippines, which was recovering after the tsunami is now confronting the super cyclone Haiyan. Mostly the cyclones affect the poor and those who reside near the coastal areas. India has recently experienced the rage of the cyclone Phailin. It also devastated the coastal areas of Odisha and  Andhra Pradesh. Even though, the human loss was minimized by evacuating the coastal areas, the damages caused by the cyclone was not yet restructured. Still, the people are suffering from flood and diseases. They have come back to their native places after the cyclone, because they do not have another option. Though their properties are lost, their life is there. They can’t leave the place where they had lived. They have to rebuild all, for that, they need the help of many, the real challenge is after the cyclone. The government has gained applause that they could minimize the human loss, but they have to find the way to rehabilitate the affected.

Philippines has experienced more powerful cyclone; it was the biggest that the world had ever experienced. The death toll is unknown, the towns are like ghost cities. The city is flooded, bodies are floating, roads are filled with debris from fallen trees and tangled power line. Survivors are struggling to find out their loved ones. All are lost, shelter, wealth and beloveds, it is like becoming mad, what to do and where to search? Helps are offered by many countries, but who can console them!

Each cyclone terrifies us, the science has well developed to warn us about the coming typhoons, they are waiting with names for each typhoon, but we are helpless in front of the cyclones. Just watch, sympathize and pray. Let us help the poor people of Philippines with our money and prayers.

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INDIA’S MARS MISSION

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India’s Space Scientists have begun the countdown to launch its first unmanned mission to the orbiter of Mars. India is the fifth country to launch the Mars mission. The ISRO scientists are very proud as they are about to start the experiments on the Mars. The countdown has already started and the PSLV-C25  carrying the Mars orbiter will start its voyage on tomorrow morning. The launch is at Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. It is expected to reach the Red Planet after 300 days voyage on 24 September 2014.  India’s Mars Mission is named as Mangalyaan, whereas the NASA’s mission is MAVEN. The two is planning to work simultaneously. The Indian scientists deserve a wild applause, as they are courageous and determined to launch such a mission from a developing country. The orbiter is supposed to study the atmosphere of Mars. When the India government has given the approval for the project the scientists are working tirelessly only for this project. A developing country like India is proving a lot with this mission, we have the brain power and the man power, if we get opportunity, our scientists can do wonders.

But there is criticism, on spending so much money, around 450 crore for the Mars mission when a large number of people are starving and a lot are living in slums. India is achieving recognition from the world, with it the country can invite the attention of many. Each victory on Space brings world recognition and with that we can boost our poverty eradication projects. India depends mainly on agriculture and it relies on the climate predictions. With our satellites we could predict the climate and it is reliable too. The farmers are getting benefits, when they become more self reliant, they are keen to educate their kids. Education is the basis to eradicate poverty. An educated community is the wealth of the country, with that we are getting awareness about health and sanitary programs and educated girls and women are courageous to speak for themselves.

A community is on the march to success with the help of our scientists. Let us salute them.

OPCW THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER

 

 

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“We were aware that our work silently but surely was contributing to peace in the world,”this is the response of Ahmet Uzumcu, the director general of the OPCW after it was selected for the  2013 Nobel Peace Prize. It is the UN based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. 189 countries have membership in this organization. They all work hand in hand as the watchdogs against the use of chemical weapons. The headquarters is at Hague, Holland, it is in the news for the past one month, as the works of the organization at Syria is observed by the world. They are deputed to Syria to destroy the chemical weapons there. The Syrian Chemical Weapon tragedy forced the world to think of destroying the chemical weapons there, and the active involvement of the OPCW was honored with this Nobel Peace Prize.

It is the second consecutive year that the Nobel Peace Prize was won by an organization, in 2012, it was won by the European Union. OPCW was nowhere  in the news in the chances of winning the Nobel Prize, all expected the Nobel Peace Prize for Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistan educational activist. If she had won it, she would have been the youngest to win the prize.

At the time of the world possessing chemical weapons, the award points to the relevance of such an organization to destroy the destructor of the humanity. The whole world is under the threat of the chemical weapons, almost all countries claim that they have chemical weapons and it has become a threat; as any country may use it against its opponent. We may be destroying our new generation and our kids. What will be the after effect, if it falls in the hands of terrorist. The OPCW members are determinant to find out the chemical weapons are destroy it. This Nobel Peace Prize is the recognition for their works and it will boost their activities. They are observed and they are honored, they need it to go forward with their duties.

“Recent events in Syria, where chemical weapons have again been put to use, have underlined the need to enhance the efforts to do away with such weapons,” the Nobel committee in its citation observed. This award will definitely enhance their efforts to destroy the destructor.

 

Courtesy:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/world/chemical-weapons-watchdog-wins-nobel-peace-prize.html?emc=edit_na_20131011&_r=0

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE OLDER PERSONS

 

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Today is the day for our parents and grandparents. We, youths usually do not admire or respect their services, love and care. Do we need such a day to remember our parents, grandparents and our dear ones? We are parents and we have parents, each day goes on as usual, who has the time to remember old people? or who are worried about their needs? All are busy with their own problems and jobs. We have aged people in our homes. We give them food, clothes and medicines regularly. They are looked after, all their needs are fulfilled. But, still we need another day to remember our aged parents. It seems quite ironical? 

On this day for the older people, let us remember all the aged people. They have worked hard for us, to give us proper food, clothes, shelter and education. They have renounced all they had for bringing up us. They were with us, caring us, when we fell ill. We have nothing to give back to them for their love, care and protection. When we became self reliant, we flew away from them. We have love and respect to our parents and grandparents, but our excuse is ‘ we don’t have time’.

We don’t have time to be with them, to talk with them, to spend  a little time with them. Really, they are expecting that. They don’t want any luxury, they need us, their children, to embrace once more. We should express our respect and love, for that,we should find time to be with them. Before going to office, we can meet and ask,” mother or father how are you? I am going, do you need anything special?” Just embrace them, and they need only that. They won’t demand us anything, just one or two minutes!! We can dine with our parents once in a week, share our problems, listen their advises and experiences. We should care them, and we can create a feeling in them that, they are loved and not unwanted. 

Our little kids have a lot to learn from them. They are the encyclopedias of experiences, they may share their life as stories and each story will definitely has a moral; and that gives our kids the confidence and guidance.

A number of aged people are suffering because of loneliness and diseases. Let us remember them on this day and respect and value their services.

SYRIA: USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS

 

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For the past two days, we are hearing the terrific news of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Syrian rebels claim that, the Syria government led by Bashar al- Assad used the chemical weapons against them to suppress their movements against the authority. Around 1,300 people were reportedly killed. The government accuses the rebels.

The death toll is rising, the real sufferers are women and children. It is really pathetic to see the photos of the dead children,what they  have done, what is the mistakes they have committed? Nothing! they are the innocent victims, they are the little angels who were deprived of their right to live.

The world and the UN have the awareness that Syria possesses chemical weapons and they all feared that they may use it or the rebels may use it. We don’t know, who have used it, we don’t want to know it. The only thing, we know is the innocent faces of the children and poor women. The developed countries and the UN proved their inability to react spontaneously, they are studying the possibilities of who have done this and what is the chemical used and they are scrutinizing the incident. Whatever be the intention, it proved man’s inefficiency, intolerance and greed for acquiring more; while claiming that we are a developed  high-tech world with intelligent citizens.

On 1988, the late ruler of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, used chemical weapons against the Kurdish. We know the cruelty of it, but, we were not able to ban the use of deadly weapons. Most of the countries boast of having nuclear power; it is like a threat to the man kind. Anything can happen at any time. Who is safe, who is calm and who is stress free? We don’t have an answer. Each country desires to show off its power,while they claim at the same time of being the one world because of the high tech facilities.

Let us pray for the poor victims of Syria and it is the time to re-think about possessing nuclear weapons and chemical weapons. Each one has the right to live comfortably, let our kids have the freedom to enjoy the high-tech world as it is.  

WORLD MOSQUITO DAY

 

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Yesterday, 20 August was World Mosquito Day. It is on August 20, 1897, that the British doctor, Sir Ronald Ross made the historic link that the female mosquitoes spread malaria.

Mosquito is one of the challenges that the modern world has to face. Is there anybody who hasn’t experienced a mosquito bite? There may be nobody; it is all there to disturb you as a nuisance and as a threat. Earlier, mosquito bites were ignored simply, but when it was discovered that, they are the transmitters of many deadly diseases, it became a threat. They are the carriers of all the killer viruses of malaria, dengue fever and chicken guinea. Each one is spread by the distinct variety. Some are found in fresh water and some are found in everywhere. Pleasant and sunny climate is good for its breeding. The eggs may remain in the soil or blocked water for long and when it becomes sunny it will turn out as mosquitoes to bite us.

We may be trying every method to keep away the nuisance, mainly because of our fear of these diseases. We have to protect our young kids from the mosquito bites. Some are trying creams, some are closing each hole, window and ventilator and doors  with nets to stop the mosquitoes from entering into our homes. But when we go to the bus stop or railway station or when we want to travel late in the evening, there is the mosquito with its stinging needle. Hygiene, both personal and public, is the only technique to escape from the mosquitoes. It should start from each one of us. We should keep our rooms, houses and the surrounding areas clean. Water should be drained away, bushes should be removed and the waste should be managed properly. The government should conduct awareness programs and the organizations should take initiatives to clean up the slums. It is the only way to rescue the world from the deadly disease spread by mosquitoes. We can do it, we must do it, it is the responsibility of each citizen to keep the surrounding clean and clear.

15 AUGUST: INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY

 

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Tomorrow, on 15 August India celebrates its Independence Day. It is India’s 66th year of celebrating its independence from the British rule. It is a national holiday with parades, flag hoisting and so many cultural programs. Each state celebrates the independence day gorgeously. This year also the country is ready to celebrate its independence day on tomorrow. 

India attained many achievements and golden feathers in its crown after the independence. It is the renowned democratic state that values the opinion of each citizen; it strives for the well-being of its citizen. India’s unity in diversity is the one that the world gets wondered. India is a country with 29 states, ( the 29th one is recently proclaimed Telengana, the part of Andhra Pradesh), with people speaking different languages, each state has its own cultural, political, economical and environmental diversity. There are so many caste and creed and each celebrates their festivals at different times. Along with the harvest festivals, it becomes  a land of festivals and entertainments. On each celebration, the unity of the people is seen and respected. India is famous for its scenic diversity, a tourist can witness so many beautiful places like, mountains, rivers, seas, water falls and enthusiastic fields. Tourists can taste many palatable dishes, each one differs from the other. 

But this democracy is misused by corrupted politicians. Though, it boasts on so many amenities and developments, the slums and people living there is suffering a lot, because of poverty, illiteracy and poor sanitation. Women and young girls are not safe to travel alone. Child abuses are growing and the number of missing children are increasing each year. The over crowded cities are facing the challenges of proper wast management. The difference between the haves and the have-nots are widening and this create discomforts and that lead to social issues.

India has a  long way to go for becoming  a  well developed country. India has the privilege of man power; but they need support and better facility from the government and authority. Politics should be kept away and all should work harmoniously for the India dreamed  by the great freedom fighters. LET US HOPE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.