Nerul stu­dents urge ci­ti­zens to con­serve water

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Ab­hishek Desai ab­hishek. [email protected] hin­dus­tan­times. com

With the state fac­ing its worst drought in 40 years, the Na­tional Ser­vice Scheme Unit (NSS) of South In­dian Ed­u­ca­tion So­ci­ety Grad­u­ate School of Tech­nol­ogy, Nerul un­der­took an ini­tia­tive to con­duct an aware­ness drive to prompt res­i­dents con­serve water, last week.

Over 20 stu­dents from the Nerul col­lege gath­ered at Nerul sta­tion and per­formed a flash mob to gather a large crowd.

Fol­low­ing this, stu­dents then per­formed a skit on water con­ser­va­tion.

“We be­gan the skit by show­ing an ar­gu­ment be­tween two groups about water wastage. We then high­lighted var­i­ous ways by which peo­ple liv­ing in ur­ban cities waste water with­out re­al­is­ing, like us­ing a shower, bath­tubs, leav­ing taps leak­ages,etc. We then went on to high­light the suf­fer­ings of the peo­ple in drought af­fected dis­tricts,” said Su­raj Ram­chan­der, 19, a vol­un­teer of NSS and stu­dent of SIES GST.

Un­nati Wad­kar, NSS Co­or­di­na­tor said, “We in the NSS, take up many so­cial causes and we wanted to ex­press our sup­port to drought-af­fected re­gions. The best way to do so was to reach out to masses in ur­ban ar­eas and show them how water con­ser­va­tion is help­ful. We also per­formed a street play in the col­lege to ad­dress the youth and then one at the rail­way sta­tion. We in­cluded small steps that peo­ple can take for ap­pro­pri­ate us­age of water and how they can avoid wast­ing water in their daily life.”

“Af­ter we per­formed our skit, per­son in the au­di­ence who was a farmer’s son also came up to us and shared the water prob­lems in vil­lages and said he found our ini­tia­tive sup­port­ive,” added Wad­kar.

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