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World Water Day celebrated at MIER College

JAMMU: The Environment Unit of MIER College of Education in collaboration with the NSS Unit celebrated ‘World Water Day" by organizing the "Clean Tawi Campaign" at the banks of the Tawi river in Jammu city.

The theme for World Water Day 2023 was "Accelerating the Change to Solve the Water and Sanitation Crisis", which is in line with the targets of UN Sustainable Development Goal 6.

More than 35 students from the UG Department participated in the event. The main aim of this campaign was to raise awareness among the residents regarding pollution of water bodies due to garbage disposal and the need for preserving and conserving the Tawi river, which is a symbol of culture and heritage. In addition, the students familiarized the residents with the strategies of waste management, segregation, and disposal.

They also raised alarm among locals about the repercussions of not keeping our water bodies clean and how we are depriving the future generations of this elixir. The student volunteers cleaned the areas along the bank of the river and also used lime powder for sanitary purposes.

Suman Gupta, In-charge Environment Unit, and Dr. Reeta Dwivedi, Programme officer NSS successfully organized the event.

Dr. Adit Gupta, principal MIER College commended the units' efforts and said that World Water Day is an annual United Nations (UN) celebration that emphasizes the value of fresh water.

He was hopeful that the campaign will bring forward the larger issues related to waste management in the region, and make people aware of what roles they can play to ensure a waste free Jammu and Kashmir.

He further motivated the youth to take earnest steps towards making the environment a better place to live and emphasised the importance of rivers in the nation's progress.

The activity culminated on an optimistic note as the students felt pleased and satisfied after the SHRAMDAAN and ensured their commitment towards saving Mother Earth.


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