Himalayan Natural Tragedy
Yesterday. at about 11.41 AM, as we were sitting and busy in our daily routines, we were jolted by an earthquake which later on was found to be at 7.9 magnitude – an intensity which could have devastating effect on the life and property on the affected populace. Then, we came to know all about the earthquake.
It was a powerful earthquake which had its epicenter near Kathmandu the capital of Nepal thus engulfing Eastern and Western India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar etc. There were deaths and destruction in Nepal. Indian Government launched its rescue mission under code named : OPERATION MAITRI (ACT OF FRIENDSHIP). In this PM of India has lead from the front. For this, he also mentioned this in his MAN KI BAAT to the people in general.
Teams of NDRF were airlifted to Nepal and they are rendering yeomen’s service. There is also a lesson from this tragic and unpredictable earthquake that if we be prepared in peace we can face any eventuality natural and man-made whenever any contingency arises.
With this intention in mind, I’ve penned down a poem, do go through.
Himalayan Natural Tragedy
Absence of any perceptible anticipation
When a natural tragedy of any dimension
Will visit / come about – unsolicited indeed
Himalayan earthquake that occurred unexpected.
The excited tectonic plates
Owing to under the earth tensional stresses
Built up and thenceforth ferocious release
From a fracture in the earth crust
A weak spot for eruption, so violent
Termed as – epicenter of wild tremble
Causing vibrations in its sphere, so ferocious
In wave variety
Causing deaths and destruction all around
Resulting in avalanches & landslides.
The worst Saturday that was woefully
Witnessed awfully by the affected people
A shallow earthquake of 7.9 magnitude
Affecting South Asian Peninsula
With its epicenter at thereabouts of Khatmandu (Nepal)
Engulfing the entire North India
Including Bangladesh & Bhutan
Causing ripples affects
Like a stone when thrown
In stationery water
More swells at the impact site
And less and less as distance increases
Causing shocks and after shocks
Multiples – many times over
Taking in its grips Indian Eastern states
And also Northern Indian states
Causing deaths and destruction.
The humanitarian assistance rendered to Nepal by Indian Government
Code named ‘Operation Maitri’ (Act of Friendship) is so mitigating & humane in nature
Dispatching relief personnel and materials
For rendering rescue operations
To save human lives, so precious
By rendering them succor so badly needed
Thus saving affected ones from jaws of sure deaths
Over 1900 killed and unfortunately and still counting unfortunately
And more than 5000 injured severely
Besides rescuing those stranded
In the inaccessible places, so badly affected.
God, Thee’ve created this earth
And all the living beings, so dear to Thee
Pray keep intact thy graces on thy creations
So that everyone lives just naturally
And not a death is caused unnaturally
Thus leaving the dependents to fend for themselves ultimately.