Dear Learners, Teachers and Parents
Every day, as I come to school and return, I look at our Dandi-Jehangirabad Road being widened and am happy to think that it will mean safer driving for all of us who use this road.
On the other hand, I look at the poor ragged remains and stumps of the trees that used to form an avenue along some parts of this road. The Roads & Bridges, a very efficient organisation for urban progress – do not have very ‘green’ engineers and road contractors. Even the few trees that remain, have damaged roots from the excavators and bulldozers.
Coincidentally, I received an email from a friend, that I wished to share with you. Note that almost all these pictures show good, wide urban roads.
Now, do you see where we stand in comparison with the civic sense of the citizens in these places? I am seriously thinking about tree-planting along the D-J Road once it is done – provided there is someone to look after these trees, and guarantee that they won’t be dug up in another year’s time in the name of further progress. Perhaps, Roads & Bridges should also have a tree-planting wing? The local farmers with land along the road margin could be sensitised. many of them have actually sold their land to estate developers. So, who will actually look after trees that fall into the no-man’s-land on the boundary? Any solutions, anyone? Tell me in your Comments.
This is an MI-RBT Task in real-life problem-solving, exercising your Naturalistic and Interpersonal Intelligences at the Analysis and Evaluation levels of Thinking.