I love to think of nature as a great broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour if we only tune in. These immortal words of George Washington convey a deep message of the stupendous beauty of nature and simultaneously show the right human attitude that is required in this regard. Humanity has evolved over millions of years in an intact nature and for its future development the necessary intactness should be maintained.
Same is the case with the Hussain Sagar Lake which was the epitome of a million things with the beautiful Buddha statue adding to its immaculate delicacy, its value has been brought down from the high limits of the sky to the barren earth in the eyes of the common man. A 445-year-old lake built with a vision of providing fresh water has now been transformed into a ruthless element of pollution by the common Hyderabadi. I bet if Quli Qutb Shah were alive, he would surely be left aghast, amazed, confused and embarrassed by this present situation of Hussain Sagar. The encroachment it got was unnoticed until it reached epidemic levels. Untreated effluents and undesired pollutants have obliterated this lake to such a great extent that no man in this great city is oblivious of its unfortunate condition. Man was created to appreciate nature, not destroy it.
But in this rapidly advancing Hyderabad of 2007, we need to realize the benefits of a desirable Hussain Sagar Lake. The number of migratory birds migrating to India specifically Hyderabad has been decreasing steadily and this is a matter of great concern. A Hussain Sagar of my dreams, a Hussain Sagar of 2020, a Hussain Sagar of unmatched vigor and excellence can only be achieved through a lot of untiring human effort. We all need to realize that to turn Hussain Sagar to something near to the Dal Lake will require utmost concern and widespread awareness. Just writing some measures on a piece of paper like this is not enough; we need to carry out each and everything we plan....
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