Monday, October 10, 2005

How oft we hear of people being killed? Died with natural calamities like Earthquake, Tsunami or the Hurricane. Killed in War and burnt alive or buried dead. This is real harsh reality as we see thousands of people dying every day in any part of the world. Our hearts bleed for the injured and the dead when we see the scenes on the small screen or on the web. This gives us a rise to the thought - Is human life at a brink of extinction?

Whatever, the real concern is 'After the calamity strikes'. When 9/11 took place, the horror still is alive in our minds and so is the Earthquake still devastating with recent casualties in Pakistan and Kashmir, shattering our emotions. Do we ever think of the after consequences? It's almost forgotten later. With the Iraq War, the environmental consequences are facing threats of acid rain as well as respiratory and carcinogenic effects in humans accordingly. With the chemical and bio weapons with depleted Uranium (DU) causes lung cancer, kidney failure and many diseases. The burning oil wells has environmental problems and as oil is spilled in seas and ground, the hazard is yet to combat. As per the report 1,90,000 sympathizers have signed the 'Ban Uranium weapons' formed by International commission, 2003.

Natural calamities are beyond human control but why wage war? Why do people have to fight over religions, lands and spread terrorism? Only god knows but its human destruction and the land of the lord 'Earth' is in real trouble!

Here's a recent Question of a reader Katharine Biddle Barrette, received by Kidsfreesouls:Earth Talk on Iraq War environmental problems - It says All........

- ilaxi

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Congratulations Kavin Nehul Mehta from Ahmedabad! He's the youngest member of Aeronautics and Rocketry Club of India, 11 year old studying in the VII grade of Ahmedabad International School and very active in the field of Aeronautics to be called 'Senior Sergeant Kavin Mehta'. He has presented aero models in the exhibitions held in Western India with keen interest in the technical design and his concepts in design of static and glider models are of high standard. Kavin has the ability in making Excellent Paper models, Historical models and Gliders. He has made Wrights Flyer II, Alberto Santos Dumont Model and Flying Glider I and is aquainted in flying Radio controlled Aircrafts.

Kavin recently presented the State of Gujarat in the JRD Tata Memorial Ceremony in Aeromodelling arena. Aeronautical Society of India conducted an interactive exhibition, quiz and model making activity at Nehru Center, Mumbai on 10th September 2005 when Kavin Mehta was encouraged by India's first cosmonaut Mr. Rakesh Sharma. He congratulated the aspirant Kavin who dreams to be an Aeronautical Engineer and Rakesh Sharma shared his childhood experiences and dreams to be a Pilot. Kavin Mehta is supported and guided by ARCI and Biju Nanukuttan, Commander of ARCI says "I would like to promote him to achieve even higher feats in the field of Aeronautics. I would'nt be surprised that if he does it in a short span of time. I wish him all the luck for his journey to achieve great milestone."

Well, Kavin Mehta - Kidsfreesouls wishes you all the best wishes and may the magic wand wave to spell lucky future ahead to reach your aspirations to higher goals & achievements. Cheers!

(Readers willing to write to Kavin Mehta may please email here with email id on site or may Phone Kavin at ARCI (Aeronautical society of India): 011-23370058.

- ilaxi