Ageing population one of the greatest challenges
Population ageing will become one of the greatest
challenges in the coming decades with vast economic, social and
other consequences. The proportion of persons aged 60 years and over
in the world will double between 2000 and 2050, from 10 to 21 per
cent. Fifty two per cent of the world's older population lived in
Asia and the Pacific in 2002 and this will project a rise to 59 per
cent in 2025. This part of the region is the fastest ageing region
of the world.
Over protective parents and experience denied children
Parents generally try to control their
children's skills and developments according to their taste and
goals in life. Especially with the fast moving society parents try
to compete with the standards of the circle of life. Without
stopping there, using their own flesh and blood they try to fight
the battle and consider that as love. Unfortunately, that's where
the pathetic story begins.
Regaining the rhinos:
The two new additions to the Dehiwala Zoo, black
rhinoceroses, now popular as Kosala and Anula arrived in pretty bad
shape, anxious and stressed out. They were traded for a couple of
Asian baby elephants from the Nagoya Higashima Zoo, Japan. Kosala
and Anula christened after the male and female baby elephants are
five and eight years old, respectively.