ENVIRONMENT – UNIT – 3
IF A TREE COULD TALK
If a tree could talk, what would it say?
“Don’t chop me down, just walk away.”
If a river could talk, what would it say?
“Don’t dump in trash, throw it away.”
If the air could talk, what would it say?
“The factories must learn to keep smoke away.”
If the animals could talk, what would they say?
“Help us to live, we wish to stay.”
If the Earth could talk, what would it say?
“Protect me by making everyday Earth-Day.”
chop : cut down, ಕಡಿದು ಹಾಕು, ಕತ್ತರಿಸು
dump : fill in any vacant place with dirt or waste, ಗುಡ್ಡೆ ಹಾಕು, ಎಸೆ
protect : save, ರಕ್ಷಿಸು
trash : something that is useless / waste, ಕಸಕಡ್ಡಿ, ಅನುಪಯುಕ್ತ ವಸ್ತು
TREE AND RIVER
One day a tree saw a river. The river was crying. The tree asked the river why it was crying. It wiped its tears and said, “ My dear friend, I am going to die very soon. Look at me. There is no water left in me. People dump in waste. The waste is choking me. I can’t live any more in this condition. But friend, you look sad. What’s the matter?”
The tree said, “Dear river, I’m not fortunate either. I am also in the same state as you are. People cut me down without any mercy. Besides, there is no water for me too!”
The tree and the river discussed the matter. They decided to find a solution to the problem. They thought of writing a letter to the Government. They wrote a letter to the Chief Minister of Karnataka. The letter read like this.
To, March 31, 2018
The Honourable Chief Minister,
Government of Karnataka.
We would like to draw your attention to the problem we are facing. Both of us are dying for want of water. People cut down the trees and they throw waste into the rivers. We wish to stay alive. We humbly request you to save us.
Tree and River
After a couple of months they met. The river looked fresh and happy. The tree was green. There were trees all over the place. Both of them thanked the Government by writing yet another letter.
fortunate : lucky, ಅದೃಷ್ಟ, ಭಾಗ್ಯಶಾಲಿ
honourable : respectful, ಗೌರವಾನ್ವಿತ, ಮಾನ್ಯ
mercy : kind feelings, ಕರುಣೆ, ಕನಿಕರ
alive : living, ಜೀವಂತವಾಗಿ, ಜೀವಂತ, ಬದುಕಿರುವ
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