Celebration of World Water Day
The Institution of Engineers (India), Pune Local Centre (IE(I) PLC)celebrated World Water Day in Association with Central Water & Power Research Station, Pune, (CWPRS) National Water Academy, (NWA) Pune, Ground Water Surveys & Development Agency, (GSDA) Pune, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran, (MJP) Pune Region, Indian Plumbing Association, (IPA) Pune Chapter, Indian Water Works Association, Pune Centre, , Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, Pune on Tuesday, 26th March 2019 at 6.00 PM at Firodia Hall, Abhiyanta Bhavan. Celebration started with Kalash Pujan by all dignitaries. Er. Saraf welcome the guest on behalf of IE (I) Mr. Rahul S Jagtap Joint Director CWPRS gave welcome address on behalf of CWPRS; Mr. Manish Rathore Dy. Director NWA gave welcome address on behalf of NWA. Er. Saraf Convener of the Program and Vice President of Marathi Vidnyan Parishad explain theme of year. He said we went ahead that is why someone is left behind. He explained how man is drifted from natures with examples. He said animal go to water and man brings water into the tap. He also pointed out the disparities. At one place no water for farmer and at other place farmer grows sugar cane that demands 1500 mm/ha of water. Ladies travel 10 km to get the water and 100 km pipe line is laid down to satisfy the thirst of urban dwellers. Mr. Anil Kulkarni, Hon Secretary IWWA introduced the speakers. Er. Sudarshan Tandale, Er. Apte & Er. Deshpande felicitated the speakers of the Day. Dr. Pakhmode spoke on GSDA – Ground water – No one left behind. He has taken the review of quality and quantity assessment of Ground Water in Maharashtra. He said that data is available to plan the growth. Since there is imbalance between the recharge & draw major part of Maharashtra is facing scarcity of water. Mr. Subhash Patil spoke on Safe & Adequate Water for all. He began with formation of MJP & then explain the major role played by MJP to ensure Safe & adequate water for all. He explained various program like Amrut etc implemented by MJP. Prof. Saraf has taken Interview of Ms. Yukta Mookhey Miss World 1999. She said in her interview that Women of India are conservative and they have to take lead in water sector. The beginning shall be made from the individual and at home. One must follow the earth friendly leaving by using the natural ingredients instead of manmade chemicals. This eliminates the pollution. She shifted to Pune a year before and wants to work in the Field of Water & Environment. She appeals all to join her movement. She as per Dr. Bache water is nature gift that understand mans feeling. Mrs. Pradnya Thakur presented a case study of saving water by made servant. Her studies reveal at each house hold minimum 6 liter water can be saved by the maid servant. Mr. Chakore of IPA presented I Save Water – Initiatives by IPA. The device call aerator if fitted brings down the water consumption by 40%. Miss Roma Shukla a young lady of 12 years old presented her expectation from the audience so that she will not left behind when she will be of 20 years old. She appeals audience to preserve & protect water for her generation. Mr. Amit Saste presented Case Study of Water Governance at Amnora. He said Amnora has implemented all the ideas to ensure water for all. Students of Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Technology, Pimpri, Pune IE (I) Student Chapter presented a skit on the theme Save Water for Better future. All artists together created the awareness amongst all. Pledge on water was taken by +100 persons in the hall. At the conclusion Prof Saraf thanks to all and said we will meet again and again throughout the year to implement the theme Leaving no one behind. Eminent persons like Dr. Suresh Naik, Shri D. T. Deole, Shri Jayant Gurao, Dr. Neelima Rajurkar, Shri Ranade and others join the celebration
Event info
Start date: March 26, 2019
End date: April 26, 2019
Organization: The Institution of Engineers (India) Pune Local Centre

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