Monday, August 20, 2007

Can we accept this?

"A solid waste consultant back from Sri Lanka tells me what he saw when the trucks reach the dumps of Colombo, the capital. The people rush forward first. Then the cows a head of the pigs and the goats because of they are bigger. Last the crows. A miserable way of life? Undoubtedly ......" * extracted from National Geographic

This was a quote which is told by a consultant who gone back from Sri Lanka. This is a completely narrow minded saying about a country. I do not have words to explain my feeling about this quote. But I will write a similar situation which was happen in india.

In many decades ago a British expert had been criticised that "The sewer water of London is bacteriologically superior to the milk of Bombay" **. What was the reaction of them to this pig headed quote. Dr. Verghese Kurien took this as a challenge and drew the country to be one of front-ranker in milk production.

The above quote about our nation is must taken serious. We want to establish proper vision & mission on our nation. We must start our individual role in developing this country. Even a little man has a great responsibility. These statements must be taken as challenges.

Please let this message to spread

Naional Geo

April 1983, pp 426-447 by White
** . Abdul Kalam's Ignited Minds


N said...

Does this really happen at the garbage dumps?

shehal said...

you need to be more accurate on your citation...
which National Geographic magazine? page number? or if its off a web site -> whats the link??

Dilantha Thushara said...

I will do is soon. This is sure. Prof. Ajith de Alwis give this article in solid waste management lecture.