Voice of the People

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Littering

must be stopped

The other day, I went to the Model Town Park for a morning walk. As our Model Town Park is quite vast and green which gives a quiet refreshing vibe and makes one feel alive but I was shocked to see people, who came there for a morning walk just like me, they were so ignorant that they were throwing their empty water bottles here and there but not in bins.

It is so sad to see people who have become so uncouth nowadays that they don’t even put a little effort to go near the bins and dump their trash in it. We all know that this country, this city and these parks are ours and it conveys our image to the people from other cities and counties.

When tourists from other countries will visit our parks, they will take a very gloomy image about us along with them and this thing is not only happening in parks but also happens at our historical places too, which not only destroys the scenic view of our historical places but also demolishes our image as a community too.

Keeping our parks and our city clean must be our first priority. People should put the trash in the bins not outside or near the bins because this is first step towards a successful and productive future for our country and this will deliver positive image to others.

TAIMOUR HASSAN

Lahore

Load-shedding

Load shedding is a major issue experienced by the general public. The extreme load shedding is a nuisance for us. It causes an interruption in all circles of life. It does not just hinder the development and improvement of the nation, it is a continuing issue which has not been controlled by the authorities concerned.

Once in a while, we see the government officials making false statements about this issue. By their statements, they always promise people that the issue will soon be overcome. However, no changes have been witnessed in the past few years.

Despite what might be expected, the issue is deteriorating with each passing day. Students are the most affected by the power shortage issue. Due to excessive hours of power shortage, their study routine gets disturbed. The issue turns out to be more terrible amid long stretches of summers. Due to extreme load-shedding, the industrial sector of Pakistan has also endured a great loss. Their productivity failed due to excessive hours of power shortage.

As all large industries depend on heavy machinery run by electricity, so due to breakage in power, production is reduced. Weak governance, energy sector mismanagement and lacking investment electricity generation capacity have caused electricity supply to fall 32% short of demand.Several factors can lead to load shedding, including extreme weather, sharply increased electric demand, unplanned generation plant outages, transmission constraints, unexpected damage to equipment, unavailability of purchased power or a combination of these situations. We can solve this problem by making the thermal power plants more efficient, we can produce more electricity from less fuel. By replacing the old and inefficient plants with highly efficient combined cycle power plants, we can save a lot of fuel.

EHAAB SHAKEEL

Lahore

Value of games in education

Overview: Using games in teaching can help increase student participation, foster social and emotional learning and motivate students to take risks. By playing games, students become more motivated to learn, pay attention and participate in set tasks. Games help students to become a part of a team as well as take responsibility for their own learning. They can also be a great classroom management tool, helping to motivate a class.

Games are forms of competitive or casual physical activities. Games are a form of play that maintain and improve a variety of skills. Games enhance social sills by teaching how to manoeuvre different social situations by using a set of skills. Games provide ability to think calmly, rationally, leadership skills etc.

Games are proven to reduce obesity by a greater degree and lead to an amplified metabolism and a healthy life. Every individual should wisely balance their life with an equal mixture of games and work to maintain a healthy and good life.

Importance: Research has shown that games are essential for healthy development in early childhood and beyond. Play lets children practice what they know, and also what they don’t. It allows them to experiment through trial and error, find solutions to problems, work out best strategies, and build new confidence and skills.

Benefits: They speed up response times, they encourage teamwork, they stimulate creativity, focus and visual memory, strategy and leadership, they teach languages, critical thinking and multitasking.

Purpose: Key components of games are goals, rules, challenge and interaction. Many games help develop practical skills serve as a form of exercise, or otherwise perform an educational, simulation or psychological role.

NOOR ILYAS

Lahore

Shortage

of Sui gas

The residents of Walton have been facing a tough situation in the face of little or no supply of gas for the last several years. The Walton Cantonment Residents Association, a registered body, even letters addressed to the SSGC chief have failed to do anything at all. Over the last three years, the supply situation has gone from bad to worse. Currently, it is all but non-existent.

There are approximately 200 houses in this part of Walton. All the residents pay their utility bills regularly even without receiving supplies. We wonder why we are paying the bills while having no supplies.

Getting LPG cylinders for everyday cooking is costly, damaging to the kitchens and not safe to keep in a household and cylinders are very expensive, poor people can’t afford. The SSGC should actually do something about the situation. It should fix what needs to be fixed and do whatever needs to be done.

ASIFA SAKHI

Lahore

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