It’s today, usually off day for my children, but as the annual day practice is on, my younger one had to go to school. Though he was excited to go, but I was irritated with the thought that I need to wake up early today also and pack his tiffin. The other annoying thing is that I have to drop him a little far away from our apartment as school buses will only be plying only on selected routes. Our usual stop is just at our apartment gate.
This was not enough to upset me. When we walked down to reach the bus stop, I found five other children ,two of them from our society and the three of them from the society just next to ours, there. Of course, this is not what made me sad. The fact that all five of them were dropped by their parent in five different cars and scooters is really not appreciable.
Aren’t we supposed to be teaching Fuel conservation to our children or it’s just another chapter in the syllabus, or for some poster making or art competition.
Moreover, I just overheard one of the kids telling my son that he is the only one who walked down here. O please, it was hardly 5 minutes walk. When we, as parents cannot encourage our children to actually apply the fuel conservation concepts in our life, who are we dependent on for saving this planet? The whole concept and propaganda fails here. Is it only on papers? Is it just the talks?
We need to act. We need to start. We need to apply. And this ‘we’ includes us, each one of us.