The 8th Prime Minister of India had the second shortest tenure. Chandrasekhar Singh, born to an agricultural family, rose in politics from strength to strength before he became the Prime Minister of India, though short-lived, Chandrasekhar as former Prime Minister of India is worth our remembrance.
Chandrasekhar joined the Congress in the 1960’s and became a member of the Rajya Sabha. Even though he was part of the Congress, he vehemently criticized Indira Gandhi’s policies. The difference in opinion created the factionalism in Congress. The emergency landed Chandrasekhar in prison and his return to politics after emergency would shake the established order of politics in India. His padayatra across India garnered huge support for him and he was called the ‘Young Turk’ for his conviction and courage.
Chandrasekhar’s early exposure to socialist principles and politics made him one of the early entrants and later veteran of socialist politics of India. He became the general secretary of Praja Socialist Party (PSP) before becoming a congress politician. He becoming a congress politician did not stop the Indira Gandhi government to arrest him during the emergency.
Rajiv pulls the plug on Chandrasekhar’s Prime Ministership
Chandrasekhar after leading his faction of supporters would go on to form the government with the help of his newly formed party. The faction would also have a future prime minister in the form of Deve Gowda. Chandrasekhar would go on to implement crucial rural initiatives besides being the Prime Minister of India while the middle east was in turmoil i.e the gulf war.
“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?