Workshop held to discuss water conservation
CHANDIGARH: A workshop on water conservation was organised on Saturday as part of the 7th International Youth Peace Fest of Yuvsatta and GGDSD College.
Representatives from 35 countries came together to discuss water conservation and promote rainwater harvesting to meet present and future water needs. The ministry of water resources sponsored the programme.
“Youngsters’ active involvement can make a huge difference. They are the vicegerents and inheritors of the earth. The involvement of today’s youth in environment and policy-making decisions is critical,” said Anil Kumar Bhatia, regional director, Central Ground Water Board.
“Youth participation at the grassroots has already contributed significantly in halting and reversing environmental degradation. The need of the hour is to further consolidate and spread this message amongst masses,” said Krishna Atthal, a participant from Mauritius.
Earlier in the day, a Chinese
Youngsters’ active involvement can make a huge difference. They are the inheritors of
the earth KUMAR BHAT I A
regional director, Central Ground Water Board
delegation visited Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Institute (CIHM), Sector 42 to learn and try Indian recipes. Young councillors from Sri Lanka, Indian Youth Council members from Malaysia and students from Germany and Mauritius visited Fatehgarh Sahib. The meeting was organised by local MLA Kuljit Nagra.
Arun Kumar Grover, vicechancellor, Panjab University, also met and addressed over 100 delegates from the south Asian countries at a meeting held at Gandhi Bhawan. In the evening, all Inter-national Young Professionals Foundation (IYPF) delegates assembled at Sector 17 plaza to participate in a candlelight ceremony held for world peace and harmony.