Save water to save our lives
Different organisations in the city on Thursday organised awareness programmes, stressing the need for water conservation, marking’ World Water Day’. A large number of women and students took part in a massive ‘Jala Chaitanya’ rally covering a distance of three kilometres from Public Gardens to Warangal Urban district collectorate in Hanamkonda under the aegis of Bala Vikasa Social Service Societ
Warangal: Different organisations in the city on Thursday organised awareness programmes, stressing the need for water conservation, marking’ World Water Day’. A large number of women and students took part in a massive ‘Jala Chaitanya’ rally covering a distance of three kilometres from Public Gardens to Warangal Urban district collectorate in Hanamkonda under the aegis of Bala Vikasa Social Service Society.
A human chain was formed at the collectorate, where the participants took a pledge on water conservation.
Addressing the gathering, Bala Vikasa executive director S Shoury Reddy informed that they were organising the walk for water for past one decade on World Water Day, creating awareness among people on the concept ‘Save water to save our lives’.
Due to over exploitation, water resources becoming scarce and everyone should take responsibility to conserve them for future generations. In that direction, Bala Vikasa also organised walk for water in over 150 villages in the district with the support of local institutions and administration, he said.
During the past 20 years, with people’s participation Bala Vikasa has desilted 747 tanks, constructed 1.20 lakh percolation pits in 120 villages and set up water purification plants in 850 villages in AP and Telangana states, Shoury Reddy explained.
Before the walk, essay writing and drawing competitions were conducted at Nerella Venu Madhav Kala Pranganam on the theme of water conservation. About 300 students from various schools took part in the competitions. Later winners were awarded cash prize and certificates.
Singer V Nageswar Rao, Bala Vikasa officials Sunitha, Pratap Reddy, Siva Ram and others were present.
Speaking at a programme in Warangal, the Youth for Society founder Kodimala Srinivasa Rao of AVV Junior College and Warangal Rural DFO K Purushotham asked the youth and students to take the onus of water conservation.
They suggested constructing soak pits in every household to harvest water, besides planting at least two plants in each house. Besides, measures by government it was the individuals’ initiative that plays a crucial role in addressing the problem of water scarcity, they added.
The college principal S Anitha, Vana Seva Society members Ponnam Srinivas and others present. Similarly, at an awareness programme conducted by Abhyudaya Seva Samithi at Abhyas High School in the city, social activist M Parashuramulu explained the problems arising out of felling of forests and excessive use of water resources.
The students should be educated at school-level about the need of water conservation, he noted. The school correspondent Mirjah Akhilulla Begh, teachers K Sadanandam, Md Bashir and others were present.