Jal Shakti, Information departments organise ‘World Water Day’ celebrations at Shopian
Shopian : Kick-starting the ‘World Water Day’ celebrations, commemorated every year on 22nd of March, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya today chaired a World Water Day Celebrations function at Imtiyaz Memorial Government Degree College (IM-GDC) Shopian, here.
The function was organized with an aim to disseminate necessary awareness regarding water conservation and preservation.Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that the need of the hour is to generate massive awareness among the masses about the importance of freshwater in our daily life to save this precious gift of nature.
He informed the gathering that the District Administration Shopian is committed to providing drinking water supply to all the households of the district by effective and time bound implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the district.
Earlier, SE Jal Shakti Department Gh Rasool Rehber flagged-off Prachar Rath vehicle which will tour towns/villages for awareness generation on water conservation and judicious use of water.
District Information Officer Shopian, Showkat Hussain Ganie also spoke on the occasion and shared vital statistics on the gravity of water and sanitation crisis and the need to change behaviors and saving of water resources for the well-being of the people۔
DDC member, Muzafar Ahmad, many students, and ISAs also spoke on the occasion.Multifarious activities including Nukkad Natak on water pollution were presented by the artists. The students of Higher Secondary School Nadapora presented a skit on water conservation.
Demonstration of water testing by trained Pani Samitis members including chemists, AWWs and ASHAs was also held.Women achievers in JJM were felicitated on the occasion along with position holders in painting and drawing competition.
Principal IM-GDC, Bashir Ahmed Dar, College Staff, officials from Information Department Jal Shakti, Education and students in large numbers participated.The function was organised under the banner of JJM and AKAM by the two Implementation and Support Agencies (ISAs) of the district, including Gramin Vikas Trust (GVT) and National Educational Society, Welfare Organisation (NESSWO).
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