Sagarika Bora(13), a class VII student of St. Mary's English School was another victim of city's chronic ailment of open drains. Sagarika fell on a drain near Uzan Bazar, FC Road a part of which was kept open after cleaning. The drain was 6-7 feet deep and there was no provision of street light. Although, she was being rushed to the hospital, but lost the battle of her life due to 'massive lacerated liver'
At, this particular point of time, if we look at the condition of the city, we can see how it has been decorated like a newly married bride, just before the visit of the Hon'ble PM of India, but the poor condition of the foothpaths, drains etc. continues to be the same. The administration is not at all bothered about it. Is it because the PM and ministers donot use the foothpaths??? Or is it because the lifes of the common people have no value???
I guess nobody have forgotten the sad demise of Mr. Binoy Mohan Das(58), who too lost his life after falling into a open drain on Zoo Road. Although the administration made tons of promises, but as usual the have proved that 'promises are always made to be broken'
Although, the media have tried to cover the news of painful demise of Sagarika, but it seems that in the preparation of the PM's welcome, the tears and cries of Sagarika's family have been totally lost.
The preparation for the PM's welcome is on the air. According to reports a total of 5000 security personels have been deployed and a convoy of 70 cars have been prepared. God knows how much money is being spent in all these!!!
But, now the question is who will take the responsibility of Sagarika's death who had just begun to live her life...
How many more Sagarikas have to lose their life to make the administration move??
IT'S MY REQUEST TO ALL THE CITIZENS OF GUWAHATI TO WAKE-UP AND MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN BEFORE MORE SAGARIKAS LOSE THEIR LIFES.
(N.B.- This article was being featured on the newspaper 'THE ASSAM TRIBUNE' on 30/04/2012)