Nerul students urge citizens to conserve water
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.