In continuation of my previous blog on Alzheimer’s, I received another “feel good” post from a friend of mine, who has a way with forwarding meaningful stuff on social media; to my mind that’s the real strength of social media – to spread happiness, valuable information and nothing but truth!
While this post has all that’s being done in various parts of the world concerning environment, nature, global warming, endangered species etc ( India also finds a mention – an Indian village celebrates the birth of a girl child by planting 111 trees; so far 3.5 lakh trees have been planted so far! ), the change that’s also happening immediately around us is also not insubstantial. How city bus service BEST has seamlessly moved from diesel to CNG to now electric is something absolutely commendable. I read somewhere that by 2024, BEST will have zero carbon emission! An elaborate metro network will ensure decongestion of Mumbai roads and comfortable travel for Mumbaikars, who struggled for longtime in overcrowded locals ( in fact, while Kolkata pioneered metro by going for this transit system as early as 70s, now several tier 2 cities – Jaipur, Lucknow, Pune, Nagpur apart from Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai boast of metros ). I also understand that any new real estate project in Mumbai gets the approval only if it has sufficient parking slots and water treatment plant to generate recycled water for flushing the toilets.
All the above is not significant and should be highlighted to inspire more people to join the crusade rather than wasting energy on the divisive issues!