1) Bakra-Eid – Should be changed with need of era
It is good that some Muslim friends celebrated an eco-friendly Bakra-Eid on August 22, 2018, by cutting cakes in the shape of male-goat. Even age-old traditions in Hinduism like clay-idols replaced with idols made from eco-friendly items for immersion are increasing fast. Even the Supreme Court of India banned the traditional fire-crackers in Delhi on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. Scientific studies reveal that animal-slaughter is the main factor in global-warming creating increasing natural disasters which also affects equally those following Islam. In the larger interest of humanity and even in their own interest, the Muslim community should think over some alternate eco-friendly way of celebrating Bakra-Eid. Rather celebrating Bakra-Eid through the show of richness by slaughtering very costly male-goats worth millions each is not good for the society in general. It is strange that animal-rights activists do not raise voice against animal-slaughter. Famous film-actors who criticised offering milk to Shiv lingam can come forward for some similar holy advice to their fellow Muslim community, which may be much more effective.
The Indian Prime Minister deserves all praise for making India the world-leader by being successful in making June 21 every year to be globally recognised as World Yoga Day. It is time that he leads the movement for propagating vegetarianism in the world to effectively check global-warming where the majority of world-population is non-vegetarian.
– Madhu Agrawal
2) Government should pay heed to core issues
It is being observed that some political leaders and the Chief Ministers have renamed some of the cities in their states as UP’s CM Yogi Adityanath did the same in some cities and some are going to rename some other places and the trend goes on nonstop. It is obvious that renaming of a place will not change the geography and the infrastructure of a place. The government must pay heed to core issues such as population, water crisis, unemployment, garbage and sewage management etc. Moreover, the renaming of any place creates a lot of confusions and problems. The governments are wasting money and time on these irrelevant matters.
– MF Qasmi
3) Vinesh Phogat is an example of determination
It has been well said: ‘Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence’. It is heart touching to learn about the story of the new gold medallist wrestler Vinesh Phogat. In 2016, she was stretchered out of wrestling arena of Rio Olympic campaign owing to a knee-injury which continued to pain for a long period. She rued the missed opportunity but decided to not break down and started her journey all over again until she reached the culmination of success. She set an example to become the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal only because of her hardworking, dedication, and determination. I appreciate her and congratulate her to make our country proud.
– Mohd Usmani
4) Kerala deserves more relief fund
PM Modi has announced an immediate financial assistance of Rs 500 crore to rain-battered Kerala after reviewing the flood situation. But as per the initial estimate, the State has suffered a loss of Rs 19,512 crore rather more than that. I request the central government to provide Kerala with at least Rs 2,000 crore relief fund as the CM has sought.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)