SAVING THE RIVER
  Water Pollution


CHARACTERS

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

Mother: Chhutki's mother.

Woody: A talking tree.

Turtle: A turtle in the river.

 

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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.

Fishy: A fish who lives with his family in the river

 

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Scene 4
The deadly drainpipe

 

They float on in their leaf boat with Baadshah guiding it through the water using his stick.

Chhutki : Goodness, Baadshah! That sound is getting so loud and frightening .

Baadshah: Yes, the water too has become murky and awfully smelly. Don't touch it.

( The sound has now become almost deafening. Baadshah steers the leaf boat carefully near the left bank. They move very slowly towards the turning. They stop and slowly look around the bend. What they see is absolutely shocking! A little ahead, a huge drainpipe pours out gallons of dirty, foul smelling water, which falls into the river with a thundering sound.)

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Chhutki : Oh my goodness, Baadshah! This is the most frightening thing I have ever seen !

Baadshah: Yes, Chhutki, think, just one pipe pouring in so much dirt and poison into the river! Now there must be many more such pipes which empty out their waste into this river.

Chhutki : The poor fish, animals and plants ....water is their home....they will all be sick and soon die. But Baadshah, where is all this filth coming from?

Baadshah:Just shut your eyes and count till three, You'll soon be big and then can see.


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