The Great Indian Litterbug

Let me introduce you here to the famous character “Litterbug” which hides in all of us and do notorious things and  still takes pride and has no shame or feeling of guilt.In a creative way,I introduce you here with a small poem about the litterbug character.

Dustbin Dustbin where ever you are

How I wonder what you are

I will not use you till I die

Throw the wrappers where I like

Urinate on the walls and make it white

All my efforts makes me wild

I love the foul smell and dirt lying

Because I dont have control on my mind

Proud of me as I litter with any fear

No fine for me or any fight anywhere

I will smile and litter everywhere

It is sad that we all know everything and learnt the lessons of cleanliness and its importance but we continue to live in dirt and spread garbage in the area.We try to improve our standard of living and try to wear the reputed branded clothes and keep our homes as clean so that we can welcome guests and show them.This all things stops here and then the story of litterbug starts as soon as we come out of our house and leave the main gate.We have water bottles to throw where we want and spit out the chewing gum or paan opening the car windows. It is just the starting as we reach our destination, the litterbug in us has already done the damage to the place or surroundings.Littlebug is still not afraid and goes further ignoring the ethics and values learnt in the school. With no respect to women dignity, the litterbug is always up and ready to pee on the side walls or open defecation along the roads or near the public property.

There are certain different kinds of litterbug who take it to another level besides polluting the atmosphere and burning cigarette packs in public place, they indulge in eve teasing and chain snatching and it goes on and on. Then there are bigger litterbugs who are more dangerous than even terrorists. I am talking about industrial factories that transfer all the waste affluent directly into the river bed which harm the marine life and affecting people who consume that water. It is also found that in the past certain industries are engaging in corruption to get no pollution certificate.

I am happy that our new government has come up with a plan to tackle this litterbug which is next to corruption in the country. The plan to spread awareness about cleanliness and keeping our rivers clean. It is good to see Delhi government imposing heavy fines if they found any litterbug has thrown plastic and other waste material in the Yamuna River. Swatch Bharat is another initiative and corporate social responsibility taken by various private organisations to build toilets in rural areas will help to tackle the litterbug. I think time has come that all we stand together and fight out to make this litterbug out of us and make India better place to live.

This post is written for The Great Indian Litterbug  started by The Times of India and indiblogger

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