Delhi Schools Closed Due to Pollution:
The environment that we live in is a delicate balance of the five integral elements that are air, water, earth, fire and metal. We are just a small speck of existence in the vastness of these five elements. Over the years as man evolved from the dark ages to the present times, we as a civilization have modernized. With modernization have come innumerable elements that have woefully affected our lives more than anything else. One of the biggest effects of this imbalance between the elements cursed by the modernization machine is pollution. Pollution has killed more people across the world than any other disease. India has not been left untouched by the monster that is Pollution. Every year, the capital of the country, Delhi faces the worst manmade disaster in the months of October – November, i.e. pollution.
Pollution during these two months is so extreme that Delhi becomes a gas chamber that chokes the elderly and the children along with the rest of the population. The crop fires to prepare the fields for the next crop covers the northern sky with smoke and pollutants. Apart from this, other factors like vehicular smoke, industrial pollution and others also add to the growing woes. The year 2019 is no exception, it has seen the worst pollution levels with air quality index touching alarming levels at close to 1000 pm. This is one the reasons why Delhi schools have been closed due to pollution.
According to the notification released by the Delhi Government, all schools in Delhi, whether government, aided, unaided and private will remain shut from 2nd to 5th November 2019. This was done to keep the children indoors as they are most prone to severe lung infections, bronchitis, watery eyes and many other related afflictions. The Delhi schools closed due to pollution might not be a permanent solution to tackling this issue, but it is a step to keep our children protected from the harsh effects of a thickly polluted air. The government has adopted many other measures to tackle the severe situation like implementing the odd – even vehicle traffic, closing of all construction activities and other similar measures to tackle this public emergency.