Man is a selfish animal. Nature has been its main victim since time immemorial. Man is basically responsible for polluting the environment. But what have we done about it? The pathetic condition of Hussain Sagar Lake speaks for itself.
WHAT A pity for the Hussain Sagar Lake at Hyderabad. It is a mean act by the educated Hyderabadis. The Hussain Sagar was actually developed by the early Nizams, for depicting the glory of Hyderabad. But, if you get to know how people regard it, you will be left astonished.
The ’lord’ always comes first. But, we must also think about protecting nature, which is also a wonderful gift of god. Yes, I think you must have understood. I am speaking about the day of Ganesha’s idol immersion. The chemicals, which the sculptors use for shaping the beautiful idols are harmful. The lovely colour paints used to decorate these idols are even worse.
Many concerned people are fighting against the purchase of these idols made out of toxic substances. But some educated people do not think about this, not even for a moment! The immersion turns the lake poisonous. But no one is bothered.
We are not against the rituals or traditions. We are just saying that immersion of these toxic idols can be dangerous. Instead of using the toxic idols people can use Ganeshas made from the natural clay. The immersion of these clay Ganeshas is much healthier to the environment. While committing such acts, people should give some thought to the well being of the future generations.
The other reason for the lake’s terrible condition is its multi usage by the people living in the nearby slums. They are uneducated and this may be considered as an excuse for their misuse of the lake. These people use this water for cleaning the buffaloes, washing clothes, urinating and other discharges, besides bathing and all other activities, which pollute the lake.