Jal Shakti Abhiyan: ICAR-CIBA organizes Outreach Activities for School Students

5 and 10 September, 2019, Chennai

Jal Shakti Abhiyan: ICAR-CIBA organizes Outreach Activities for School StudentsThe ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai in collaboration with the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu organized the Outreach Activities for the High School Students on 5th and 10th September, 2019.

The main aim of the programme was to inculcate the importance of water conservation, rainwater harvesting and efficient utilization of water.

The Government of India through the Jal Shakti Abhiyan envisages a time bound, mission mode water conservation and water security campaign aims at making the water conservation a Jan Andolan through the asset creation and extensive communication.

As a part of the campaign, the scientists of ICAR-CIBA and KVK conducted the essay writing, elocution competitions and audio-visual presentations for the students of Chennai High School Mylapore on 5th September, 2019 and Muruga Dhanuskodi Girls Higher Secondary School at Tondiarpet, Chennai on 10th September, 2019, respectively.

The students were provided the exposure on the gravity of water resources depletion, water pollution and its impact and the importance of afforestation, rain water harvesting, conservation and efficient usage of water. During the occasion, water conservation pledge was administered to the students.

More than 1,500 school students participated in the campaign.

(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai)