My Expressions

Date : 21 April 2020

  • Young Voice
  • Disha Mukherjee


Anita and Param walk by the lake next to their house. The lake is dirty and smells bad. Suddenly, they heard someone cry. They look around and see a crying woman. Param and Anita go to the woman and ask her what’s wrong.


She says her house is being destroyed, so the kids say, “We can call the police for you!” However, the woman, says that the police will not be able to help me.


She said that her name is Gaia, the spirit of mother nature and that her home is the earth. Humans destroy their homes by creating pollution and waste. Trees are cut, animals are killed and the environment is polluted. You see, she said, the lake next to your house is so dirty! Before many fish, frogs and ducks lived here, but now it is a bin for the community.


Param and Anita are in shock. They learned about this problem at school and have now realized the urgency of the matter. They promised Gaia that they would do their best to save the earth.


Climate Action


They immediately started working to clean up the neighborhood lake first with their neighbors, then they went to their school and held an Earth Day celebration on April 22 with the help of their teachers planting trees and have organized a special assembly so that their friends can become aware too. They also brought recycling bins to their neighborhood.


When they revisited the lake, they saw a happy and smiling Gaia. She says their efforts are appreciated and they have done a great job.

 

Disha Mukherjee

Grade 12+, Delhi Public School, Sector 45, Gurgaon, Haryana

Disha is a Dipsite fresh out of school and has been studying French for 7 years. She has a B2 diploma in french. She chose to study French on a whim and ended up falling in love with the language and culture (C’est la vie!) so much that she now wants to inspire young children by sharing her love of the same through her writing. Disha enjoys reading, cooking and bullet journaling in her free time.

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