15 th august 2018 is coming and we are going to soon feel suddenly patriotic and talk about freedom. Do we still need to talk about how our country got Independence? I think we should shift to present status now and think about what are current issues we want to get freedom from. Let me tell you my views on some topics which I want to get freedom from.
Freedom from Malnourishment
Almost daily, we see in the news headlines about children dying due to hunger and many families committing suicide due to lack of food. Malnutrition has been a serious concern for the last three years; despite of many campaigns taking place still the problem of malnutrition had continued to affect the children’s on large scale. Malnutrition is a problem not just in the rural areas but nearly half of the children in poor families in the big metro cities are malnourished. Streets are the only homes for about 1000’s of kids in India. Over 93 lakhs children have severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in our country. About 795 million people in the whole world do not have enough food to live healthy life. Developing countries have major starving people, where 12.9% of the population is below level nourishment required. Malnourishment is a topic of biggest concern in India, so it is the responsibility of the Indian Government to take some major steps to free our children from Malnourishment for the better future of the country. Since it is said “Children are the future of the nation”. It’s request to everyone to start practicing not to waste food or if you have extra food then share it to someone who is hungry.
Freedom from Excessive use of Mobile in kids
Nowadays Kids have become digital kids which is damaging their creativity and thinking power. Kids have stopped reading books as they love to read using either tab or kindle, which creates either Eyes problems or spondylitis problem in small age. Sometimes they become so addictive that when you snatch the mobile, they become aggressive. Technology is good but it’s affecting our human body. In future we might see humans with bend necks only, if it’s not stopped soon.
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Education Fee Hike
The Fee hike in private schools and colleges has become a major concern in our country. After Researching, the UP government will soon broadcast an ordinance to check illogical fee hike by private schools including all minority institutions in the state, in which classes from 1 to 12 charging fees over 20K per annum will come. Hope this ordinance will be passed, and the new rules will come in effect which in-turn will help stop schools from rising fees illogically. But, this is the initiative taken only in one state of the country, to solve this problem and eradicate it from the root such initiative should be taken in other parts of the country too. Recently, a private high school in Mumbai expelled 20 students because their parents were protesting against in-justified fee hike. Such is the status in many places of the country, with the aggressive moves of private players of education departments there have been increasing incidents of Parents harassment through frequent fee hike and unreasonable charges levied on school related material. Many initiatives have been taken place by the Parents association in different parts of India but the problem of fee hike has not ended.
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Freedom from Plastic
It has become our habit to use plastic in our daily routine. But from the day, it has been announced by the government to ban plastic, many substitutes has come in market for plastic and plastic made things but still the common people have not accepted this change completely. A ‘Freedom from Plastic’ campaign has been taken place to discourage the use of plastic materials with less than 40 micron thickness. This campaign includes rallies, advertisements and public awareness programs to be conducted to encourage people to give up the use of the banned plastic products. It has also been decided a fine of about Rs. 1lakh for those manufacturing and selling the banned plastic items. This campaign has come into effect from August 15, 2015 but has not been accepted in many parts of the country, but recently when government announced the ban on plastic from 21stJune, 2018 and also charged up to Rs.5000 if find using plastic, the use of plastic has been reduced but has not stopped completely. Also, a #breakfreefromplastic a global movement has been taken place to see a future free from plastic pollution since September, 2016. Hope we see a magic where we see plastic is completely vanished from earth.
Freedom from Perverts
Perverts are the one who behave wrongly or badly. Some Men are perverts but not all. I think all of us or can say majority of females must have seen perverts in some or the other walk of our life. Some might have daringly faced them but others might have kept mum because of society pressure. If I start writing on this topic I think I would never end. Looking at recent Rape cases in India, I feel Beti bachao needs to be given a different perspective . After big fight for Female Foeticide, in last decade, now we are fighting to save child rapes and abuse. I wish God saves us from such pervertish minded people.
Potholes in Mumbai
Mumbai is well-known for having indefinite potholes especially during rainy season. Potholes in Mumbai and neighboring cities like Thane and Kalyan grab headlines every year during monsoon season. This year about five people have died in Maharashtra due to potholes. Looking at the continuation of the loss of lives due to the potholes, two citizens have taken the matter into their own hands to fill potholes in the city. The two citizens named Irfan Machchiwala and Mushtaq Ansari said they are doing this job as a part of social responsibility. They have started the campaign of filling potholes by filling 20-25 potholes in April this year on Western Express Highway. If Municipality works before monsoon ,many lives can be saved.
Train accidents across the nation
Trains are said to be the lifeline and basic necessity for daily travelling. The railways have maintained records of people getting crushed under wheels every year. In Mumbai itself I see weekly cases of railway accidents. Sometimes I have seen people committing suicide by jumping in front of fast trains, which is really painful but can’t we get freedom from such accidents. Recently I was travelling from harbor line and I saw man crushed under my bogie. The scene can’t be ever forgotten in my life. I wish the importance of life can be given more importance than petty issues.
This post is written as part of Freedom Blog train hosted by Blogsikka and The other Brain inc. I would like to introduce Judy Morris who is an avid traveller, foodie and proudly describes herself as ‘Jack of all trades’. Writing has been her passion. Her articles have been published in city supplements of The Times of India and more. She has her travel and lifestyle website The Other Brain Inc. Check her travel photos on Instagram at @freemindtree. I would also like to thank Anahita Irani who had been a pre -school teacher for 25 years, telling stories and organising is her forté. She took voluntary retirement from school just last year but not given up teaching which is her first passion. She now is a lifestyle blogger and recipe developer, pen name of Sweetannu she has a successful blog – Sweetannu.com