World Water Day

22 Mar 2018  Thu

Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just an essential to quench thirst or protect health. Water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development.

World Water Day is celebrated every year on 22nd of March by the people all across the world. The day was established to be celebrated as an annual event in the year 1993 by the decision of the United Nations General Assembly. This campaign was declared as a World Day for Water to be celebrated on 22nd of March each year to increase the awareness among the people about the importance, need and conservation of water.

Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.

The theme for World Water Day 2018 is 'Nature for Water' - exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.

So as we mark World Water Day every year, we should recognize the vital - and largely underappreciated - role water has in our lives, and reflect on how important it is that we continue to work to ensure that someday everyone is able to take advantage of this important resource in the same ways we enjoy today

India Post has issued stamps relating to various water projects and water bodies in India. An INR 5 commemorative stamp of 2007 celebrates the ‘Water Year’.

Today, let’s pledge to save water. Let’s play our life in saving water in saving the earth and in saving Humanity!

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