The world as a whole is facing serious threats to its sustenance due to the global environmental crisis. Global warming has now become a common talk among us and the threat to the environment is still ever looming.
Adopting means for sustainable development and conservation of nature is the only way out of this global crisis. And, in a bid to bring the much-needed awareness towards issues and discussions as such, two youths of Assam- Bhabananda Doley and Shekhar Bordoloi are on their Bamboo Rafting Expedition to Umananda Island from Majuli.
The youths are attempting this Bamboo Rafting Expedition from the world’s largest inhabited river island to its lesser counterpart- the world’s smallest inhabited river island.
“This expedition has always been a dream expedition for us. The love for the mighty Brahmaputra has always attracted many nature lovers and tourists over the past few decades to explore the vast region of the river,” said Doley.
The expedition which was flagged off on Friday by the Forest Man of India, Jadav Molai Payeng in Majuli, is a tad bit different and a bit more adventurous then the others that people have seen so far. The team which consists of the duo and a videographer-cum-photographer, will not use local guides or sailors to complete the expedition. According to the duo, they will be doing a total survival by using their own knowledge and skills throughout the expedition.
The idea is to create awareness and generate much-needed dialogues in issues related to the global environmental crisis. Just on October 1, a report by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew stated that some 40% of the world’s species of plants are threatened with extinction. This is a huge loss for humanity as many of these plants that could hold potential cure and answers to different world crisis will be lost even before its discovery.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. The extreme climatic conditions caused by global warming have resulted in severe droughts, intense and uncontrollable forest fires, and devastating flash floods to name a few. It’s high time for people to take action much like the student leaders of the Fridays For Future movement to even build a sustainable present and bountiful future.
The Bamboo Rafting Expedition team’s journey cuts through districts Golaghat, Nagaon, Morigaon and then will finally reach Guwahati.
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