Work­shop held to dis­cuss wa­ter con­ser­va­tion

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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.

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