The CBC Tablog – 2

 

CBC Tablog 2

This post has been published as a part of ‘The CBC Tablog – 2’. Read the previous post in this tag by Susan Deborah here – One aspect of Chennai that I would like to change’
Thanks to Susan for passing the baton. She blogs at Meanderings and Reflections’ and is a great pillar of support for CBC*. She is an amazing person, who comes up with innovative, yet thoughtful concepts such as this tag, which motivates the CBCians to blog and come up with good action.

And here goes my post for the topic of ‘The CBC Tablog – 2’

What aspect of Chennai that I would like to change

Chennai is a melting pot built of people with varied cultures. In spite of the various lifestyles that exist here, there is a single unique charm about Chennai, that makes it beautiful and alluring.

I’ve always thought of few things that I wish to change and see the change happening in Chennai. One such aspect is Cleanliness. Chennaiites are of course very conscious and particular about cleanliness, but for many this thought ends with their home.

Chocolate/snack wrappers, water packets, torn pieces of posters, plastic covers, bus/train tickets, and several such ‘small’ things accumulate and create a mess which serves to destroy the otherwise good look of the city. More than an eyesore, these garbage tend to block the sewer/drain pipes, causing much inconvenience especially during the rains. Footpaths, public transport systems, parks, beaches are the main places where we can find this issue very rampant.

Uncleanliness is one thing which irks me a lot, and I feel it is in the aspect of cleanliness that Chennai must change. As I mentioned earlier, Chennai is built not of buildings and roads, but of people from varied lifestyles. The corporation is doing their bit, but we the people must do our part in maintaining the hygienic standards.

All that it requires from us is not tedious labour. Simple civic sense is required and that’s enough to keep our city clean. Just don’t litter irresponsibly and the city would keep itself clean. This applies to everyone, every place, every time!

And I personally feel that the sense of cleanliness is gradually catching up with many (slowly, but surely) I only wish that this sense spreads epidemically and it not very long to see a cleaner world.

I pass the tag to Sahithya Sridhar who blogs at Rythmica’. She is an amazing blogger and artist. Many DIY art and craft work are published in her blog. I wish her all the best to continues with the tag

*CBC stands for The Chennai Bloggers Club, which is a group of some awesome bloggers connected to Chennai. We’d be posting on this tag, one person each day throughout August, thereby expressing our views on which aspect Chennai must change/must be changed.

Cheers

God Bless

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16 thoughts on “The CBC Tablog – 2

  1. It is true that empty plots are often converted into dump yards and people litter in public places. But why do you think people who keep their own houses neat, litter in public places themselves? I feel, we are doing what best we can, already, but maybe because of the huge population and cycle of evolution of systems, it might take more time. With youngsters thinking like you, we’ll get there sooner 🙂

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Thank you so much sir 🙂 Turning empty plots into dump yards is yet another menace which i’ve missed out. And I feel certain people have a mindset that ‘home’ is theirs’ whereas ‘outside world’ isn’t theirs’ which leads to this kind of issues.

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  2. Well said Kaushik 🙂 You have pointed out on Chennai’s much needed change. Indeed, the change was much better than before, but it needs to implemented everywhere.

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  3. How True Kaushik….How much ever we try, we dont miss crossing the dumping yards all around the city. What is the fun in cleaning our shores once in a year, and not teaching our people to stop littering around. Cleanliness is next to Godliness and this message from our moral science classes is missing from this generation. We get cautious the minute we step out of our country and behave as if we are from the clean slates always…and the minute you step back , you dont mind throwing away the water bottle and splitting near our airports…. The new corridors of
    Chennai airport is a sure witness for this. Why this double standards. It makes me feel so sad to see so much of social activities trying to make the city clean and green and all efforts going in drain and vain the next day. Cleaning our front yards of the houses and doing kolams and burning of old things during bhogi were all ways our parents and forefathers taught us how to manage our surroudings. Today in the name of urbanization, living in multi storied building and playing on play stations than in neighbourhoods, we have forgotten what it is like to live in a clean surroundings. Many a times, Old becomes gold to teach us good.

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    1. Thank you so much Uma mam 🙂 such good comments give a lot of encouragement 🙂
      As you had said, there exists lot of double standards among people. Those who tend to care so much about the cleanliness of their homes don’t even mind about that of the society. It’s the case where one cleans the home and throws the garbage into the neighbour’s home, and the cycle continues. This mindset should change if we need a cleaner world tomorrow.

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