Nagpur: CSIR-NEERI will celebrate the 25th World Water Day on March 22, 2017 at its premises, as part of the 75th Platinum Jubilee Celebration Year of its parent organization Council of Scientific & Industrial Research Institute (CSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Government of India. The event is organised exclusively for students studying in various colleges and many with aspirations to build a career in water sector. The entire programme has been designed considering the motto, “By the students, for the students”.
On World Water Day at NEERI, skit and short film competitions are being held for students. An overwhelming response was received from young enthusiasts all around the city and they came up with innovative ideas and acts revolving around the theme of World Water Day 2017. Due to a large number of entries, the competition is planned to be held on March 21. The winning skits and short films shall be enacted and screened respectively in World Water Day Function on March 22, 2017 from 3.30 pm onwards.
The Mayor Nanda Jichkar will be chief guest and Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar will be guest of honour and deliver World Water Day thematic address on “Wastewater”. The panel discussion will also focus on the queries of the students related to water and opportunities in water sector. Students from various collages are invited to participate in World Water Day.
World Water Day is an international observance day, held annually on March 22 for focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. UN-Water co-ordinates the World Water Day campaign and proposes the annual theme every year. This year, World Water Day has the theme “Wastewater”. Under this theme, the year 2017 provides an opportunity to integrate and build upon the previous World Water Days to emphasize the symbiosis between water and wastewater in the pursuit of sustainable development.