Aligarh : Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) administration and faculty members continue to make multiple efforts through awareness programmes in various departments and faculties to rejuvenate the water table under the Government’s ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ campaign.
The Department of Arabic organised the nation-wide, Jal Shakti Abhiyan to urge people to boost the water table level and improve the environment.
Addressing the faculty members and other staff, Prof Faizan Ahmad (Chairman, Department of Arabic) spoke on the objectives of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan initiative.
He highlighted the Government of India efforts to conserve water.
“As the rising water emergency makes the country listen to alarm bells, we are fortunate that there is a strong political commitment coming into place,” said Prof Faizan.
He stressed the need for valuing water resources and water conservation in personal and public spheres. AMU is actively involved in rain water harvesting and water conservation through various other means.
Prof Faizan also proposed installation of water harvesting infrastructure at the Bagh-e-Ali area of the department, subject to the approval by authorities.
“There is a need to promote water conservation and make this government initiative a success throughout the country,” said Prof Faizan.
Prof Sami Akhter spoke on important aspects of the campaign.
Prof Tasnim Kauser shared how she manages water conservation at her home.
Prof Mohd Sanaullah Nadvi emphasised the necessity of individual and departmental level efforts to harvest rain water.
Dr Abdul Jabbar presented statistics pertaining to water conservation and gave examples of various regions and states suffering from the water crisis.
Dr Arafat Zafar summarised the main points of the discussion of the faculty members and delivered the concluding remarks.
A pledge was also administered to follow the Government’s initiatives on water conservation. The programme was held following the Government protocols on physical distancing.
Similarly, a special awareness programme to observe the nation-wide, Jal Shakti Abhiyan initiative was also held at the Ahmadi School for the Visually Challenged in which teachers, students and non-teaching staff pledged to conserve water.
“School teachers, Dr Bushra Abbasi (PGT History) and Saleem Ahmad (PGT Hindi) delivered speeches on the importance of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan campaign. School students, Aman Chaudhary (Class X) and Meraj Alam (Class VIII) participated in slogan speaking ‘Catch the Rain, Where it Falls’,” said Dr Naila Rashid (Principal, Ahmadi School)
Sana Raza conducted the programme and Eram Fatima extended the vote of thanks.