World Water Day observed at Sohra on the 22 nd March, 2013
As part of observance of the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013, the District Water & Sanitation Mission (DWSM) East Khasi Hills, Shillong in collaboration with the office of the Sub-Divisional Officer ( C),Sohra Sub-Division organized a programme on World Water Day Celebrations 2013 on the 22nd March at Vivekananda Hall, Ram Krishna Mission, Sohra wherein the Additional Chief Secretary ,Government of Meghalaya, Shri. Barkos Warjri (I.A.S) was the Chief guest.
The programme started with a Save Water March which was participated by school children carrying different slogans which convey the message to save water started from Rikhana playground and culminated at Vivekananda Hall, Ram Krishna Mission, Sohra.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Warjri highlighted upon the importance of water & its value and its daily application in our everyday life in terms of life and environment. He stressed upon the need of scientific ways of mining in order to protect streams and rivulets from being polluted . He called upon the student community to work together in preservation of environment for sustainable growth and development. ”Water is life, Forest needs to be con-serve and preserve”, he concluded.
In his introductory speech, Sanjay Goyal, Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills, Shillong said that Water Crisis is the issue of the day. He appeals to the people to conserve water in the form of Rain water harvesting and to work together in order to sustain water cooperation worldwide.
Shri. F.Syiem, Syiem of Sohra also spoke on this occasion.
Hand-washing, Prize distribution and songs were the order of the day.
Earlier Shri.C.V.D.Diengdoh, Sub-Divisional Officer (C ), Sohra Sub-Division delivered the welome address while Shri.K.D.Talukdar, SE (PHE) Rural Circle & Member Secretary, DWSM, East Khasi Hills Shillong offered the vote of thanks.
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