May 27, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

Silent revolutions!

Guest Column: Dr. N. Prabhudev

Bengaluru, May 29: There is suffering to be eased; there are wrongs to be righted. Every person can make a difference, and no deed is too small. It may be possible for one person to change the world. But one can certainly change the world of one person – oneself!

Corona is still hanging around here and there! There is war. There is violence and things seem dark. Time passes… Memories fade… Feelings change… People leave. If I were to propose a way of living it would be on the ethos of symbiosis – the kind of mind set that favours harmony over opposition, unity over division, we over I.

All constructive happenings in life are silent! Normal heart beats are not heard. Heart goes on beating silently! When you feel the heart beatings the discomfort is called Palpitations. Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day without a murmur.

The silent Revolutions!

The green revolution was Silent and rewarding!

Norman Borlaug Known as the “father of the Green Revolution,” pushed the boundaries of agriculture and saved over a billion lives in the process.

The white revolution- The Operation Flood was launched in 1970. Verghese Kurien was the father of the White Revolution. He founded Amul and launched Billion-liter idea’ the world’s largest dairy-agricultural development program. Operation Flood’ transformed India. The country produces around 20 per cent of total milk production in the world.

Decline in extreme poverty:

More than 100,000 people are coming out of extreme poverty every single day! Eight million people a year used to die because of poverty. The goal is to achieve end of poverty by 2030. Over the last 25 years, more than a billion people have lifted themselves out of extreme poverty. This is one of the greatest human achievements of our time.

Alexander Fleming discovered the most powerful of all antibiotics – penicillin, marks a true turning point in human history of illness. Now doctors can cure deadly infectious diseases – life expectancy jumped by eight years.

Antiviral drugs – against viruses such as AIDS, HIV-1, the cyto-megalo virus, the influenza virus, the Ebola virus- Remedesvir- has been used with varying degree of success in corona as well.

The vaccines, the Birth Control Pill and contraception, Use of Surgical Anesthetics and Antisepsis, Pulse oximetry- a revolution in anaesthesiology, Cancer Treatment & Prevention, Angioplasty and stent implantations, Radiological Imaging of Body Parts, DNA Technology, Neuro surgery are all with in realms of revolutions in medical field to make living better in this world!

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