Long ago in India, there was a wise teacher called Eeshaan. He lived in the mountains, among trees, flowers, birds and animals. Many people came to learn from him. One of them was a young boy called Vivek.
One day , when Eeshaan was getting ready for a bath, he found the water in the bucket too hot. ‘Oooh! Vivek,’ he called. ‘Bring some cold water. Quick!’ Vivek brought a bucket of cold water and began pouring it into the tub of hot water.
‘Aaah! That’s better. This is enough’, said Eeshaan. Some cold water was left in the bucket. Vivek threw it away. ‘Vivek!’ Eeshaan shouted angrily. Vivek looked at his teacher in surprise. ‘Why couldn’t you pour the water on the plants or the trees? You could have even kept it for use later,’ he said. Vivek had never seen the gentle master so angry.
‘If we waste water,’ explained Eeshaan, ‘soon there will be no more left for us to drink. There will be no water for the plants and animals. They too will die’. Vivek understood the lesson about saving water.
Let us ponder …
In our daily lives, we waste a lot of things, don’t we???
There are many ways in which we can save them. Do you keep the tap running while you brush your teeth? If you keep the tap closed and use only one glass of water to rinse your mouth, you save water. Using a bucket of water instead of a shower or a bathtub also saves water.
Do you throw away old envelopes? You can open them up and use them for making lists and notes.
You could cycle to school if it is close by and save petrol by not using the car. This is called Car-pooling…Use public transport , if possible!
You can also save gas by covering the vessel while boiling water. Paper, petrol, gas, electricity and many other things which make our lives comfortable are made from the gifts of Nature. It is important to use these carefully.
We must avoid wasting things and gifts of Nature for the future!
Let’s all become warriors of waste, and help conserve our environment ! Saving a drop, saving Nature!!!