Mumbai Thoughts >> I hate that people are not following traffic rules in Mumbai ☹ : Komal S.    |    I love that there is so many things to for entertainment in Mumbai : Saurabh K.    |    I hate to see homeless people in Mumbai ☹ : Lester M.    |    I love the inclusive nature of Mumbaikars : Sunishi G.    |    I hate the poorly maintained heritage buildings of Mumbai ☹ : Krupa T.    |    I hate the transportation system of Mumbai ☹ : Aarti G.    |    I hate the lack of nature in Mumbai ☹ : Brinda M.    |    I love that it never gets too cold in Mumbai : Kshipra L.    |    I hate the behaviour of government people in Mumbai ☹ : Milan N.    |    I love that people from different cultures live and work together in Mumbai : Saurabh K.    |    I love the beach of Mumbai : Irsad S.    |    I hate the noise in Mumbai ☹ : Pradeep M.    |    I hate the uncleanliness of Mumbai ☹ : Devanshu    |    I love the Neo Gothic structures of Mumbai : Faiyar S.    |    I hate the lack of gardens in Mumbai ☹ : Madhu G.    |    I hate dirty politics of Mumbai ☹ : Imran S.    |    I hate the dirt of Mumbai ☹ : Aditi R.    |    I love the helpfull population of Mumbai : Riddhi S.    |    I love the street food of Mumbai : Jessica N.    |    I love Mumbai coastline : Hitesh K.    |    I love the fast life of Mumbai : Manpreet    |    I hate the roads potholes of Mumbai ☹ : Arjun M.    |    I love that Mumbai is a city of dreams : Yogita S.    |    I love that Mumbai is a land of opportunities : Madhu G.    |    I love the social life of Mumbai : Lester M.    |    I hate the unclean nature of Mumbai ☹ : Sarit P.    |    I hate the lack of proper urban planning in Mumbai ☹ : Manpreet    |    I hate that Mumbai is pedestrian unfriendly ☹ : Milesh S.    |    I love the good educational facilities of Mumbai : Stanlay B.    |    I love the culture opportunities of Mumbai : Dupa P.    |    I hate the infrastructures of Mumbai ☹ : Rashair C.    |    I hate the lack of recreational areas in Mumbai ☹ : Tehsin L.    |    I hate the non provision for cyclists in Mumbai ☹ : Asheen A.    |    I love the cosmopolitan culture of Mumbai : Sarit P.    |    I love the festival in Mumbai : Abhijit    |    I love the great restaurants of Mumbai : Radhika P.    |    I love that Mumbai is being the financial capital of India : Sanjay B.    |    I love the vibes of Mumbai : Devanshu    |    I love the holy songs singing in the train in Mumbai : Abhijit    |    I love that Mumbai never sleeps : Rashair C.    |    I hate the noise pollution of Mumbai ☹ : Radhika P.    |    I hate the lack of open spaces in Mumbai ☹ : Anthony D.    |    I hate the unnecessary honking on the streets of Mumbai ☹ : Krupa T.    |    I love the sea in Mumbai : Pradeep M.    |    I hate the dirt of Mumbai ☹ : Madhu G.    |    I love the honestly of daba walas in Mumbai : Kiran M.    |    I love Marine Drive in Mumbai : Krupa T.    |    I love sunset at beach in Mumbai : Jayant V.    |    I hate the stressfull life of Mumbai ☹ : Srinibas P.    |    I love that Mumbai always stand united : Aarti G.    |    I love the nightlife of Mumbai : Aditi R.    |    I hate the crowded trains of Mumbai ☹ : Raza A.    |    I hate the inadequate public transport infrastructures of Mumbai ☹ : Saurabh K.    |    I hate the poor drainage system of Mumbai ☹ : Irsad S.    |    I hate the bad civic amenities of Mumbai ☹ : Afrid W.    |    I love the vibrant life of Mumbai : Afrid W.    |    I hate the price of real-estate in Mumbai ☹ : Cherylann M.    |    I love the traditions of Mumbai : Dhaval C.    |    I hate the extremely high cost of living of Mumbai ☹ : Piyush R.    |    I hate the lack of ecofriendliness of Mumbai ☹ : Manpreet    |    I hate the dirty beaches of Mumbai ☹ : Priyesh Y.    |    I love the speed of Mumbai : Pratik C.    |    I love the better employment opportunities of Mumbai : Raza A.    |    I love the old British colonial architecture of Mumbai : Krupa T.    |    I love the liveliness of Mumbai : Sanjay B.    |    I love the colonial areas of Mumbai : Milesh S.    |    I love vada pav in Mumbai : Priyesh Y.    |    I hate the sense of filth in Mumbai ☹ : Sunishi G.    |    I love the safety of Mumbai : Radhika P.    |    I love that Mumbai is a safe place for women : Madhu G.    |    I hate the long time of commuting in Mumbai ☹ : Radhika P.    |    I hate the corruption of Mumbai ☹ : Arjun M.    |    I love the cultural diversity of Mumbai : Cherylann M.    |    I love the night life of Mumbai : Satish    |    I love the diversity of Mumbai : Manish M.    |    I love that Mumbai knowshow to welcome festival : Aarti G.    |    I love that Mumbai is a financial innovation capital : Jimmy P.    |    I love the sea-link in Mumbai : Abhijit    |    I love that Mumbai is home to so many people and cultures : Arjun M.    |    

What can the youth do to help Mumbai progress?

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  • BHC Team

Mumbai, the city of dreams, has an abundance of things that it offers to the youth. In turn, the youth can do a lot of things to help their city progress.

Baby steps, the little things that count, all cumulatively amount to a lot. Simple things like following traffic rules and regulations can go a long way. Obey the signals, walk on the pavement, cross only when the traffic has halted. Help an elderly person or a blind person cross the road.

Leonardo di Caprio, in his Oscar acceptance speech, spoke about climate change and the effect it has on the earth. The youth can work towards reducing the pollution that plagues the city. This can be done by not littering, and preventing others from doing so too. Carpool to places to reduce exhaust fumes. Reduce your carbon footprint by following these simple steps. Turn off the tap when you brush, switch off the lights when you leave the room. A small act like planting a single tree can have a huge long term impact.

The youth, being the future leaders of the city, must be aware of the problems that Mumbai is facing. A good education paired with awareness about one's surroundings would be a step towards becoming better citizens of tomorrow. To tackle the issues that the city faces, the youth must first be able to read, understand, think, write and discuss the same.

Values should be inculcated from the beginning. Each faith teaches us to be better human beings, to do good. Values like integrity, honesty, modesty, fidelity, charity seem to be lacking in this city at times. Don't bribe a cop. Don't call the driver who cut your lane a ‘baap ka…' As for charity, little goes a long way. Feed one homeless child a week. Or better yet, go to an NGO and teach a dozen of them how to read. These are small steps towards progress.

As future leaders of the country, the youth must play an active role in making Mumbai a city of dreams. Progress can be achieved in many ways. As the youth comprises of the largest part of Mumbai's population, small changes at the grass-root level all add up and create a huge impact. If more than 80,000 citizens can attend a concert dedicated to global progress, maybe some of us can start small and promise ourselves a better tomorrow for our city.