CENSUD & My Himachal to celebrate World Water Day 2009

wwfShimla: CENSUD and My Himachal is all set to celebrate World Water Day on 27th March, 2009. You are cordially invited to the function which is duely to be held at Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.

Importance of freshwater: Role of Local Communities for conservation and wise use of natural sources and management strategies is the theme of the function.

The two part Programme will begin at 10:00 am and includes:

I. Action component

Cleanliness of traditional water
bodies (baoris)

Display sign board (do’s and don’t)

Lunch

II. Awareness Workshop

Power point presentation on importance of wetlands, traditional water sources and rivers

Group discussion, feed back, evaluation and presentation by the group leader

Vote Of Thanks.

Mandi has many Ghats along river Beas with lot of religious and cultural significance. These ghats are deeply interwoven in the religious culture of Mandi. But due to coming up of Pandoh Dam at a distance of about 20 Kms upstream Beas river these ghats have dried up and are dying slow death because of encroachment. The traditional sources of water like Bawadis have also dried up because of neglect and disuse. Its time to act before it’s too late.

Raised in Shimla and originally from Mandi district, Disha wears many caps which includes being part of a lead team of a fast growing IT company based out of Chandigarh. Earlier Disha was associated with My Himachal and visits Shimla regularly.

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