MEA comes to the rescue in Sudan
Clashes between pro and anti-government forces have caused huge damage to property and have resulted in many human casualties. The Ministry of External Affiars has been swift in its communication, strategy and actions to secure the safety of Indian citizens in South Sudan. Mrs. Sushma Swaraj has quickly and effectively communicated to all Indian citizens not to panic. She has assured all the citizens to stay calm even as she assured the Indian government has taken stock of the situation and will act appropriately to secure the safety of citizens.
The Ministry of External Affairs has sought Indian citizens to register themselves at the Indian embassy. An email id and phone numbers (please find below) have been created so that Indians in Sudan can communicate their requirements for evacuation from Sudan.
1. There has been a law and order breakdown in South Sudan and 2500 Indian soldiers belonging to the United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS) are in the country. Nearly 150 of them are placed at Juba, the epicentre of the conflict.
2. A considerable amount of the Indian soldiers are there from the Maharashtra police force. In the conflict zone is also the Deputy Commissioner and four other junior officers.
The Logical Indian appeals to Indian citizens to help MEA in spreading the information (email id and phone numbers mentioned above in the article) to Indian citizens abroad. We applaud Mrs Sushma Swaraj’s efforts in securing the safety of Indian citizens, their quick and effective communication.
“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?