Harish Nanjappa, 24, was riding his motorcycle back into Bengaluru last week after a brief visit to his village when he was hit by a truck with such force that his body was split into two. According to the Bangalore Mirror, Harish had pleaded for help for more than 20 minutes while the passersby had just been busy taking photographs of him.
A Beautiful Mind In The Time of Crisis
An ambulance arrived eventually, but Mr Harish Nanjappa, who worked in Bengaluru’s famous Whitefield suburb, died en route to a hospital. On route to a hospital, Harish had requested to harvest whatever organs they could. Doctors said that because Mr Nanjappa was wearing a helmet, his eyes were not damaged and have been harvested. Doctors are still amazed how Harish could think so calmly about donating his organs even while he was certain about his imminent death.
The truck driver has been arrested, according to local media.
The Logical Indian thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Harish and his family at this time of immense grief and sorrow. We request the government to establish emergency health services along the highway’s and another arterial road. We also request the citizens to help each other no matter what. Quick attention to Harish could have saved his life as he was alive for more than 30 minutes after the incident. We cannot afford to lose young men and women due to lack of attention and hence let’s take a pledge to drive safely for the sake of our country and for the sake of our dear ones.
“Researchers Find 12,000 Pieces Of Microplastic Per Litre Of Arctic Ice”
“80-Kg Polythene Waste Removed From Cow’s Stomach After A Three-Hour Surgery”
“Pacific Garbage Patch Is Now Three Times The Size Of France”
These are a few news headlines from the past couple of months. No matter how much we try to deny it, over the course of time, plastic has become a part and parcel of our lives and it is destroying the environment and also endangering lives of animals.
While we have been made to believe that plastic is an indispensable part of our lives, it is destroying everything around us. According to UN Environment, about one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute around the world. Also, up to 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year. This means that almost half of the plastic created in the world is thrown away after a single-use.
All this plastic now ends up either in landfills or in the ocean. The marine life is heavily endangered because of plastic. Reports of aquatic animals dying of plastic pollution are increasing every day. A study from 2015 found around 44,000 incidences of animals getting entangled in plastic debris since 1960s. Plastic, that disintegrates into smaller pieces, are often eaten by smaller fish, which the ultimately ends up in our stomach. That is carcinogenic for human beings.
It is in this context that Indiabulls Home Loans has decided to do its bit and contribute to a plastic free environment. Setting the tone in its own offices, the company has decided to do away with single-use plastic bags and bottles at work.
As a special Independence Day initiatives, they have come up with a beautiful video #PlasticSeAzaadi. In the video, set against the backdrop of an Independence Day celebration at school children discuss the demerits of plastic use and how it is detrimental to the environment.
As with many important matters in life, it is children who recognize the right path and set the example. If they can, then why it is that adult can’t?
The Logical Indian appreciates Indiabulls Home Loansfor such a noble and necessary initiative to make our world a better place. We might not realize now, but the effects of excessive plastic could lead to ultimate destruction of Earth. We are ready to give up plastic, are you?