PUNE: Awareness and education programmes to save water were organised in Viman Nagar and Vishrantwadi to mark World Water Day on Friday (March 22).
The initiative for these functions was taken by Col (Retd) Shashikant Dalvi, a city-based expert on rainwater harvesting and District Manager (Pune), The Climate Reality Project, India.
Shankarrao Shinde, President of Senior Citizen Forum, Viman Nagar, said, “We stress on educating the young generation on saving, conservation and preservation of water as they are the future of our country. Moreover, we will arrange an awareness and education programme for the domestic helpers.”
Dilip Pawar, President of Senior Citizen Forum, Vishrantwadi, said, “We were lucky that we had abundant water supply but our future generation will blame us if they do not get adequate water supply. The government cannot be blamed. So, the only step we can take is to save each and every drop of water through rainwater harvesting.”
Col Dalvi said, “Rainwater harvesting has been in use since ancient times. Now, due to the easy availability of water, the usage of water has increased, along with wastage of water. Since that the State is facing droughts, the condition can be still curbed by saving rainwater and by implementing rainwater harvesting techniques.”