Friday, June 12, 2009
Nature’s fury….tragedy at Sundarbans!
Sundarbans have always been vulnerable to natural calamities…the forest, the ocean; the mangroves have been a foe as well as a friend. The people there get mauled by tiger, shredded to death & swallowed by crocodile, washed away by tide! The forest takes innumerable lives every year, and at the same time is a major source of livelihood, and so is the sea. If something like Aila hits, it brings along a plethora of epidemics, for which the administration is not prepared. National Television is downplaying the issue; probably it is not important enough! In the midst of all this, our dear politicians are politicizing the issue to gain mileage instead of using their power & position to make things better. We have to decide what way we can be of help to the folks out there, be it contributing money through aid organizations or giving clothes, food & medicines or voluntary service. Its sheer luck by chance that where we are today, and how we can help those people depends on us…our conscience!