The role of Rag-Pickers in saving the Urban environment

Rag-Pickers play a major role in saving the urban environment.None really pays any attention to contribute towards society.They collect the garbage and further segregate it.

This is a major health concern for them as it contains all sorts of germs.Due to their unawareness  and no education ,they are left with nothing but only this to do.The garbage that they collect has fine  glass pieces which many a times  injure them.

But to earn their livelihood,they have to bear all sorts of pains and injuries.They collect the house garbage and segregate the articles that can be recycled and sell them to earn their livelihood.

the remaining is disposed off.Virtually,in absence of rag-pickers,our surroundings will a  dumping ground of garbage. They are the unsung saviours of our environment.

Computer-Important part of our life

Computers are indeispensible for today’s youth.Computers have brought about a revolution in everyone’s life.

What would offices,banks,factories,airports,commercial establishments do if computers failed to function.Well there would be utter confusion all over.

There will be colossal damage in terms of budiness lost,services not provided and oppurtunities forgiven.By learning computer today’s youth has become a part of the Globalised world.

Distances have overnight become a thing of the past.Internet hasbrought about a big revolution as information  is available cheaply or freely at all times at the mere click of a mouse.

E-books enable today’s  youth to have  access  to thousands of books at minimal cost which was something unimaginable in the past.

No doubt computers have brought about a drastic change in youngster’s life.It’s time that those who has missed out learning computers shouls doon take plunge and go in for computer courses to know the vast spectrum of business avenues lying open to them.

Floating elementary school in India

Loktak lake ,the largest freshwater  lake in the country,has now become home to a  first of its kind floating elementary school.

The school was inaugurated earlier this month at Langolsabi Leikai of Champu Khangpok village,about 50km from Imphal.It was opened under an initiative undertaken by the All Loktak Lake Fisherma’s Union with the support of an NGO people Resources Development Association(PRDA).

It aims to provide education to dropouts,who were rendered homeless due to the recent evacuation of phumdis or floating biomass of vegetation,soil,and organic matter at various stages of decomposition.

The lake is referred to as the “lifeline of Manipur” as it is  highly productive and many lives depend on the lake of endurance>The lake is also an important bird area as its potential breeding site for waterfowl and is a staging site for migratory birds.

This ancient lake plays an important role in the economy of Manipur.It serves as a source of water for hydropower generation,irrigation and drinking water supply.The lake is also a source of livelihood for rural fisherman who live in the surrounding areas and on phumdis,also known as “phumshongs”.

The school will be accommodating around 25 students and two teachers from the community.

Paralympic Games

The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving atheletes with a range of disabilities including impaired muscle power,impaired passive range of movement,limb deficiency,leglength difference,short stature,hypertonia,alaxia,athetosis,vision impairment and intellectual impairment.

The Paralympic has grown from a small gathering of British World War-II veterans in 1948 to one of the largest international sporting events by the early  21st century.

There are 22 sports on the summer paralympics program and 5 sports ont the winter paralympics program.These games are conducted every four years just as the Olympics.

In 2001 the International  Olympics commitee signed  an agreement which guaranteed that host cities would be contracted to manage both the games.

During recent RIO Paralympics four Indian atheletes Devendra JhaJharia,MAriyappan Thangavelu ,Deepa Malik and Varun Singh Bhati won the Gold Medal in Men’s Javelin throw,gold in Men’s high jump ,silver in woman’s shot put and Bronze in Men’s high jump respectively

 

River Ganga

Ganga is not only a river but it is the soul of Indian culture and is considered as Goddess.The river originates at Gangotri glacier on the southern slopes of the Himalayas ,some 14,000 feet above the sea level.

River Ganga is about 157 miles long(2506 km).

 

The headwaters of the Ganges comprise many small streams of which the six longest and their five confluences are considered scared.

The six headstreams are Alaknanda,Dhauliganga,Nandakini,Pindar,Mandakini, andBhagirathi.

 

The river is home for more than 140 different species of fish and 90 different species of amphibians,many of which are near extinction today . Ganga is also the home for fresh water dolphins and Ganges sharks,both of which are endangered species with Ganges shark being critically endangered.

The mouth of River Ganga forms a vast Sunderban delta,which is the largest Delta in the world.The Ganga water has self cleaning properties due to the presence of bacteriophage virus.