Water Cycle and Water Sources


An eight-year-old girl, who wants to know everything about the world we live in.

Mother: Chhutki's mother.

Happy : The talking handpump. A cheerful friend of Baadshah.

Chhutki1.jpg (16931 bytes) Baadshah: A doll. Inm Chutki's dream it turns into a magical old man, cheerful, full of energy and very wise. A good friend of Chhutki.

Cloudy : The king of clouds. He has a cheerful , chubby, snowy white face.



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Scene 7
On the mountain top


Chhutki shuts her eyes. When she opens them again after a few moments, she finds herself and Baadshah standing on a huge mountain of ice and snow.

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Chhutki : Wonderful! I have never seen so much ice and snow in my life. And , it's so clear and white everywhere you look.

Baadshah: What we are standing on is a glacier . Be careful as you walk, for it is very slippery. This is a huge mountain of ice. When the sun shines here, some of this ice melts into...

Chhutki : ....water!

Baadshah: Right! This water collects at the bottom of this glacier and begins to flow down as a stream which gets bigger as it collects more water. It travels down the face of the mountains as waterfalls, like that one over there.
( Pointing to a waterfall in the distance.)

Chhutki : Oh, that looks beautiful!

Baadshah: It really does, and the water is very clean and pure. The water from the waterfall flows into rivers which begin up here  in the mountains, then travels many miles down to the plains. When it rains, the rain water also mixes with this water from its mountains making the rivers full and wide...

Chhutki : ...and then, when the sun shines and it gets hot, water from the rivers evaporates into the air and condenses as clouds which precipitate and fall as rain and snow. Then on the mountains, where the temperature is much lower, the rain and snow harden to form ice and glaciers.... and it's the whole cycle all over again.

Baadshah: Yes, Chhutki, the water cycle! It is marvelous indeed. Now I think, you ought to get back home... you have work to do, don't you?

Chhutki : Oh yes, there's homework to be done, water to be filled, the handpump to be greased , the drain to be repaired . But truly Baadshah , I've had a wonderful time and I have understood so much. Thank you for everything!

Baadshah:  I too enjoyed the trip and your company. We must plan another soon. For now, goodbye...

Shut your eyes and count till three
And very soon at home you'll be!

Chhutki : (She shuts her eyes) One, two, three...

Chhutki : Wonderful, mother!

Both: For a cause as important as this, all must do their bit. Only then things can and will get better.