Archive from August, 2016
Aug 9, 2016 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Say Something Nice

Our school curriculum devotes several periods in a week to value education classes. In these classes we are tauht various morals, etiquette and values of life. Every class we come up with a new topic and express our thought and views on the topic. Then we are expected to write about them in our assigned notebooks.

The value education classes are fun and give us a break from studies and also teaches us the important values of life. Her is what I we talked about in our last class.

SAY SOMETHING NICE

According to me, it is a nice topic to discuss upon. As I explained earlier, what we do, our teacher asked us to share our views on what we are thankful about to the class. The jest of I spoke about is here:

I am glad and proud to live on a planet like Earth. Earth provides us with various things to sustain or basic needs. In overall, it can also be termed as nature.

I feel nice for having a beautiful nature, that provides us with numerous invaluable things. the beauty of flora and fauna and its diversity always captivates ma and manages to steal my breath away. The calm that wash over me when I see the nature in its true form without being disturbed or harmed by humans in any way cannot be described or rather explained in words.

I can sit and watch the birds chirping, the trees swaying, the squirrels and cuckoos playing for hours. The gentle breeze that moves in its own rhythm, the feel of its coolness against my skin is wonderful.

The nature apart from being beautiful also caters to our day to day needs. We get our fruits and vegetables from nature,  an important component of our survival that is oxygen are recycled by trees. The need of various fossil fuels and wood is met by nature and what not.

The mother nature also presents us with the aspiring examples to deal with the hardships of life, not to lose hope and courage and also how to cope up with difficult situations successfully. The story of an ant trying to climb rock is known by everyone.

So as we can see, the nature provides us with numerous things that we need for our sustenance. So it becomes our responsibility and duty to protect the mother nature from the harm that we are causing to it. It is rightly said that “NATURE CAN FULFIL ALL OUR NEEDS BUT CANNOT SUSTAIN EVEN ONE MAN’S GREED”. I think that this is an appropriate line and it is high time that we all come together and join hands to protect our nature and save it from the greed of man.

Aug 7, 2016 - Uncategorized    No Comments

The Eventful Day

I love reading books. It is a part of me. It makes me complete. The thrill and enjoyment I get while reading books cannot be explained in words by me. The good fictional stories always manages to steal my breath away. The refreshment I  get while reading a book is better than all other sorts of entertainment for me.

Well, since I like reading so much I thought why not try my hand in writing? So I took up a fictional story writing task for a magazine which we a class were publishing on a activity. Our topic was nuclear disaster. So here is the story:

THE EVENTFUL DAY

I can’t forget that eventful day, which changed the lives of our city forever.

I was sitting in my room studying for the exam next day when suddenly the earth started to tremble. Mom shrieked and we all went outside. The earthquake felt intense enough to trigger tsunami waves. So dad started the car and we sped to a higher place for safety.

Soon the warnings started pouring in from authorities about the devastating tsunami and people were in panic evacuating their homes. We left our car due to traffic and headed uphill. Soon the tsunami waves flooded the coastal regions destroying everything that came into its path.

We weren’t high enough to avoid the waves. Soon a stream of black water, mixed with debris engultsunamifed us. We somehow managed to clutch a tree to prevent from flowing with the water. Something hit my mother’s knee and it was badly bruised.

When the water receded, we went farther uphill with mom limping and occasionally crying out in pain. After some time, some rescue workers found us and helped mom to a local hospital. After a day, mom’s knee got better.

That day, we are peacefully having our lunch when a huge explosion shook the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station. The tsunami had knocked off its electricity supply, cutting off the cooling system, and setting in motion a series of three nuclear meltdowns. The explosion terrified local people and prompted the government to order mass evacuations within 20km of the plant. 

The doctors and nurses too fled from the hospital despite the fact that the hospital was outside the 20km area. We stayed in the hospital that day but next day we too evacuated the hospital and reached the evacuation camp where people were being airlifted to the rehabilitation camp. Mom needed medical attention and was airlifted first. It was post 2hours later when it was our turn to get airlifted.

When we reached the camp, we straightaway went to the makeshift hospital where we found mom lying in a bed with her right leg in a plaster. I rushed to my mom shrieking. We all got enveloped in a big hug and cried in tears for long. Finally we were safe!post 1

In the following days, we got to know the extent of the disaster. The 9 magnitude earthquake combined by the tsunami whose waves rose up to 40 m high had struck Japan’s mainland. The nuclear reactor meltdown had worsened the conditions. I felt proud of my fellow citizens who despite the fact that they weren’t making out of the reactor’s office alive did all in their power to minimize the effects of the meltdown.

Hope you enjoyed it!