National Integration Day is celebrated on
19th November to mark the birth anniversary of late Mrs Indira Gandhi,
the 1st woman Prime Minister of India. On this occasion Union Ministry
of Water Resources has decided to celebrate “Water Conservation Day" on
19th November 2012 to create awareness regarding concern about depleting
water resources & its vision for the water underlining the Ministry’s
commitment to be an active contributor to the sustainability of this
very important natural resource.
Field offices of various organizations
under the administrative control of the Ministry have been advised to
hold discussions, seminars related to water conservation to spread the
message. Ministry of Water Resources as well as its organisations will
organise a variety of mass awareness programmes for different stake
holder. At national level, a function is being organized by Ministry of
Water Resources at CSMRS auditorium, New Delhi at 1 P.M. on 19th
November 2012. Union Minister of Water Resources Shri Harish Rawat would
chair the inaugural function and Shri Rajendra Singh, the Raman
Magasaysay Winner 2001 also known as the Waterman would be the guest of
honour. Secretary (Water Resources), Chairman (CWC) and other
dignitaries would address the gathering. In the function an event
representing amalgamation & integration of the water of rivers across
India would also be held.
Inauguration function would be followed by
technical presentations on Water Conservation by Central Water
Commission, Central ground Water Board and Delhi Jal Board officers on
water conservation. Also, there would be a play by children on Water
Conservation and the representatives of various stake holders, NGOs,
RWAs etc., would present their views on how they are or can contribute
in water conservation.
It is expected that various stakeholders
in water sector, NGOs, VOs, students group’s, RWA and community leaders
would participate in the function apart from various scientific and
technical officers and staff of various organizations of MoWR.