Governor Acharya Devvrat has appealed to the every section of the society to come forward for water conservation keeping in view the serious threat posed by the climate change.The Governor, who was presiding over the water conservation awareness campaign and traditional technique encouragement Award function organized by the Sanskar Society at Ghumarwin in Bilaspur district today, said the fast rising water shortage was major concern for the entire world, for which we had to blame ourselves. He said de-forestation, excessive use of plastic products and chemical fertilizers had made the land infertile, which further resulted in pollution and natural imbalance.He said the water conservation education campaign had been kicked- off in the state under the guidance of Magsaysay award winner Dr. Rajinder Singh, which would be implemented in the entire state with the co-operation of the common people. He also urged the people not to be dependant only on the government for everything but come forward together for ensuring developmental works.
The Governor lauded the efforts of the Sanskar Society and said it was the need of the hour, that such NGOs come forward to serve the society selflessly. He also announced to give a sum of rupees one lakh to the society for carrying forward its social activities.
Acharya Devvrat urged the people to adopt zero budgeting natural farming and work for environment conservation.
He also distributed prizes on the behalf of the Society to seven people for their contributions to the society.
Vice Chancellor of Horticulture University, Nauni Dr. Hari Chand Sharma said that on the direction of the Governor, the University was constructing check dams for water conservation, which would go a long way in increasing water level.
Founder of the Sanskar Society Shri Mahender Dharmani said the society had dedicated itself for the welfare of the poor and needy. He said the society was also working on water conservation.
The President of the society Shri Amrit Lal also spoke on the occasion.