March 30, 2010 1:42:17 am
With an aim to acquaint the student community on how the quality of water was being degraded due to the release of various types of pollutants,the Centre for Social Work organised a photo-cum-poster exhibition at the Students Centre,Panjab University,to commemorate World Water Day 2010 on Monday. The United Nations has chosen this years theme as Clean Water for a Healthy World.
Professor R C Sobti inaugurated the exhibition and suggested that action-oriented initiatives must be taken by the Masters in Social Work (MSW) students in the outskirts of Chandigarh to educate people. DSW Professor Naval Kishore was advised to involve MSW students in implementing the Water Shed Management Project of the university. Two million tons of sewage,industrial and agricultural waste are poured into the worlds waters globally each day,at least 1.8 million children under five years die every year from water-related diseases,more people die as a result of polluted water than are killed by all forms of violence,including wars,and over half of the worlds hospital beds are occupied by people suffering from illnesses linked with contaminated water. Facts like these were used to highlight the gravity of the situation.
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