In remembrance of the gruesome and unfortunate incident of Bhopal Gas Tragedy. Every year on 2nd December, India observes National Pollution Control Day in the memory of all those who lost their lives in the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. It was one of the worst manmade disasters of all time and affected millions of lives. Environmental pollution is currently one of the biggest challenges the world is facing today
On the night of 2-3rd December, there occurred a gas leak in Bhopal that had silenced thousands in their sleeps. The gas was poisonous methyl isocyanate (MIC) leaking from a tank in the pesticide production unit of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL).
Within a matter of hours, the gas had polluted the air and was carried to the nearby residential areas with the wind. Those who couldn’t outrun the air were choked to death. Thousands of others suffer severe respiratory ailments.
The Bhopal gas tragedy was a harsh reminder that man-made pollution could do tremendous damage to the lives of humans. The famous quote given by Li Keqiang “Environmental pollution is a blight on people’s quality of life and a trouble that weighs on their hearts.”
The aim behind celebrating this day is to raise awareness about the problem caused by increasing pollution because everyone on the earth is entitled to clean air to breathe, water to drink, and to enjoy public lands. Pollution is just a problem whether it be air, water, soil and noise. So be the change you want to see and help the sick planet to turn into a beautiful one.
It is for the benefit of the nation and its people to celebrate National Pollution control Day. It is rightly said by B. commer “Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.” As more people are made aware there will be fewer lives lost due to pollution.
In the wake of the growing pollution and the damage it could cause to human life and health – National Pollution control Day is a welcome move. The true purpose of the observance will only be served when more and more people are made aware of the pollution and its effects.
Controlling is the only way of preventing it and creating awareness is the only way to educate.
Happy National Pollution Control Day and let us save our planet.