Pune, 22 March 2016 : World Water Day posed as a rather important day for many underdeveloped countries, including the water-stressed regions of the Western Ghats of India. TERRE Policy Centre along with local schools of the Rahimatpur district celebrated World Water Day with great gusto and promise of a sustainable future.
Local schools in the area worked hand in hand, students created Slogans and Banners and paraded around the villages chanting these slogans to spread awareness amongst the entire village.
Aside from an awareness parade, students had set up street plays and traditional customs of worshipping water (Kalash Pujan) was also practiced.
High-level authorities from the local municipal bodies were present as Chief Guests at the function. ‘ It is not only unfair distribution and consumption of water between developed and developing countries is in question. The unequal and undemocratic consumption among rural and urban India will be the deciding factor in future’, said the head of the local government of one of the villages.