Safety of the Elders
Recently, I went through a newspaper report about an attempted robbery at the residence of an elderly lady. She was living all alone in her apartment. This type of crime has become a common affair these days. The main reason behind the success of such robbery attempts is that we ignore all our responsibilities towards our elders.
It is no new thing that all family members leave houses in the morning to go to school or work and only the retired family member is left back at home. Such cases have an involvement of housemaids too because they are aware of the entire schedule of the family and can easily help in the execution of robbery. It is important to keep a trustworthy person around yourself all the time. Apartments usually have a security service but their ignorance makes it easy for the thieves to walk into the place. Although all cameras in the building are operative but it comes in use only as evidence after the crime has been committed. We come across newspaper articles almost every other day where we read about the severity of crimes against the old people. Sometimes they are even killed and the family members are unaware of the situation until they come back home.
Our elders have devoted their lives in bringing us up and were always there whenever we needed them. They have cared about our safety and security above their lives. As an adult it is our duty to give our elders the same love and care which they have given us. We should keep them surrounded with family members. It is not necessary for each one in the family to leave home for work. Spending time with the family is more important for each of us. The safety of our elders is in our hands. Today we are merely reading articles about crimes but it is not far away that our elders might become a part of the newspaper.
A tour across the city
Last week our school had organised a city tour and sent across a group of students with a group leader under the care and vigilance of a teacher. The group visited all the historical and beautiful spots in the city of joy – Kolkata.
The tour was scheduled for the 5th of August and all students were asked to report to school at 9 AM in the morning. Each one of us carried tiffins with light snacks and a bottle of water. One school bus was occupied for the group of 30 students including 2 teachers. First, the group was taken to Victoria Memorial, one of the oldest monuments in Kolkata. The children clicked pictures at various spots and enjoyed the beauty of the ponds. After spending around an hour there, we left for visiting the St. Paul’s Cathedral. It is a cathedral built in 1847 and known for its Gothic architecture. We were told to maintain silence within the cathedral and photography was also prohibited. We learned about its architecture and also came to know about an interesting fact about the place that it was the 1st cathedral built by the British in India. Next we visited the Indian Museum and got to see many new things belonging to the ancient time. The most attractive of all was the ‘mummy’ which had been preserved for years. After visiting these three places it was almost lunch time and also time for us to go to our final destination i.e. Ganga. We enjoyed our lunch at the banks of the holy river Ganga. The view was so serene and charismatic that we sat there for hours before our teachers asked us to board the bus again as it was time for us to return school.
The entire day was filled with fun and frolic. Along with all the enjoyment, we learned about many new things related to our own city. Our teachers told us that they would organise such visits every month with rotating students so that everyone could enjoy this opportunity. All of us are looking forward to more such trips across the city as it is a memorable time spent with our friends.
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