Chandigarh

Jal Shakti Avhiyan scheme to conserve water launched in Chandigarh

Y.S.Rana | July 16, 2019 05:13 PM

CHANDIGARH: Jal Shakti Abhiyan, a flagship scheme of Government of India to conserve water, has been launched in Chandigarh. As a part of the scheme Eco-club Day was celebrated in 114 government and private schools of Chandigarh here on Monday. The theme of the celebration was water conservation and tree plantation. More than 20,000 students from all schools took part in various activities.

The Abhiyan includes water conservation and Rain Water Harvesting, renovation of traditional and other water bodies/tanks, reuse and recharge structures and intensive Afforestation.

 Manoj Parida,I.A.S, Adviser to the UT Administrator , UT Chandigarh was the Chief Guest at GMSSS, Sector -16, Chandigarh. He flagged off a rally of 500-600 students, based on the theme of water conservation. Under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan Jan Andolan and tree plantation drive was carried out, in which more than 100 students of the school participated.

The students of the school also presented a small skit to save water that was highly applauded by the officers/audience.  The Adviser in his speech commended the efforts of the children and staff of GMSSS 16 and motivated the children to contribute in saving water and protecting the environment for future generations through a story that was an effective way of communication. He concluded by saying “we enjoy the fruits of the trees planted by our ancestors and now its our turn to pass our heritage to our future generations”.
 
Mandeep Singh Brar I.A.S, Deputy Commissioner, Ms. Nazuk Kumar ,IAS ,S.D.M (C), Chd ; Mr. Rubinderjit Singh Brar , D.S.E,UT, Education Department and Mrs. Anujit Kaur ,D.E.O,  U.T., Edu. Deptt,  Mr. Amar Singh, Director General Labour Bureau, Chandigarh and Mr. C.K Gogoi, Scientist, CGWB, Patna were also present. As a part of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan such activities will continue to enhance people’s participation in the andolan.

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