“A tale of bravery, courage, and sacrifices. A tale that should never be forgotten:
Watch the 1971 war heroes recalling the breath taking moments from their days on the INS Vikrant in this stirring video #SonsofVikrant. This is a very rare opportunity where we are getting to know the courageous stories of the war from none other than the war heroes themselves!
INS Vikrant, the country’s first aircraft carrier, holds an unparalleled place in the history of India. Vikrant played a pivotal role in the 1971 Indo-Pak war that led to the creation of Bangladesh. The aircraft carrier guarded our seas for 36 long years before it was decommissioned in 1997 and finally scrapped in 2014.
Fortunately, we have people who were determined to continue the legacy of the mighty warrior ship and preserve the honour and pride of the nation. The pride now runs on the roads in the form of the new #BajajV! Indeed, a proud moment for all Indians!”
“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?