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IF YOU DON’T WAKE UP NOW, THE EARTH WILL RUN OUT OF WATER: SAMPLA

June 08, 2018 08:09 PM

EVERY INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY AND SOCIETY WILL HAVE TO MAKE A RESOLVE TO SAVE WATER: KHANNA

IT IS OUR DUTY TO PRESERVE OUR NATURAL WATER RESOURCES FOR OUR FORTHCOMING GENERATIONS: MAHIR

Chandigarh (Face2Nerws) 

A round-table conference was today organized by the Joshi Foundation in collaboration with Kheti Virasat Mission on the critical issue of depleting water table as well as pollution of rivers.  

Addressing the conference, Union Minister Vijay Sampla voiced his concern over the diminishing water resources, warning that the planet Earth could run dry if the human race doesn’t wake up soon.  

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Former Vice-Chancellor of the Central University, Bhatinda & GNDU Amritsar, Dr. Jai Roop Singh stated that ignorant human beings have unnecessarily tampered with water resources thereby endangering them. Industrialization, mechanization and ever increasing population are the reasons why water resources have been endangered and united efforts are required to stop this mayhem, said Dr. Singh.  

Sampla stressed the main reason for the shrinking water resources is their misuse by the mankind. “In the mad race for industrialization, man has recklessly impacted the environment to the extent that it has posed a danger to human life”, he said.   

Meanwhile, speaking on the paramount issue of water pollution, renowned environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal rued that the society was least concerned towards the impending calamity. “This is the reason why the natural resources of water are getting polluted. The writing is there on the wall”, Seechewal warned, adding that “until the haphazard extraction of ground water is stopped, the crisis won’t be averted”. 

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-chairman of the Indian Red Cross Society Avinash Rai Khanna said that every individual, family and the society will have to make a resolve that they won’t simply preserve the natural resources of water, but will also ensure that its wastage is prevented. He said that the careless manner with which the ground water is being exploited pointed towards a big catastrophe. This crisis can be overcome by improving the crop cycle and saving the water resources, he added. 

Former Vice-Chancellor of the Central University, Bhatinda & GNDU Amritsar, Dr. Jai Roop Singh stated that ignorant human beings have unnecessarily tampered with water resources thereby endangering them. Industrialization, mechanization and ever increasing population are the reasons why water resources have been endangered and united efforts are required to stop this mayhem, said Dr. Singh.  

Umendra Dutt, Director, Kheti Virasat Mission said that his organization aimed at spreading awareness among the masses and urge them to act rather than repenting later. He said, “Mountains are continuously being blasted and the jungles are diminishing, thereby adversely impacting the ecosystem and decreasing precipitation. This has led to water crisis”. 

Thanking all the participants for attending the conference, Vineet Joshi, Chairman, Joshi Foundation said that the main objective of organizing the round-table conference was to spread awareness regarding the impending water crisis. He warned that if the people didn’t pay heed and wake up to the alarming situation, then they won’t be able to forgive themselves. He said that it was ironical that the land of five rivers is in the midst of a water crisis today. 

Among others, the event was attended by Rajesh Kumar, Dean Academics, PGI; Satya Prakash, former Vice-Chancellor, Jeevaji University, Gwalior; Prof. Arun Deep Ahluwalia, environmentalist; Prof. RS Ghumman; Prof. Navdeep Goyal; Harjit Singh Grewal, former chairman, Khadi Board;  Bhai Ghania; Gurpreet Chanbaza, Cancer Roko Mission; Baldev Singh; Karamjit Singh; Dr. HK Bali; Jagtar Singh; Arun Nayal; Dr. Satish Thukral; Barinder Singh Rawat;  Amit Sharma; Manoj Sharma; Pavinder Kitna; Jujhar Singh; JS Thakur;  Dr. Ranjodh Singh; and villagers from Mal Singh Wala, Mansa and Harkrishan Pura, Bathinda panchayats which are facing an acute water shortage.  

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