World Water Day (22nd March)
Newton's Third Law states, to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This is the law of the Universe and nothing can escape from it. It is only a matter of time. Natural resources play a substantial role in our lives. We cannot imagine the world without natural resources. These resources play a vital role in the development of a country. We are all aware with the increasing population the demand for these resources is increasing and there is an acute shortage thus making us to think critically to conserve and use them judiciously.
Conserving water is essential. For years, we have been ill-treating this natural resource not realizing its role in human sustainability. Understanding the seriousness of the situation and foreseeing the consequences of our careless action, United Nations in 1993, declared 22nd of March as "World Water Day". Before I talk about it, we need to pause, and ask ourselves, "What does water mean to me?" We humans realize the value of things only by its absence. Let us not wait for this disaster to take place and understand its worth before it is too late.
The United Nations decided to focus the attention of people on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the ecological management of these resources. The purpose being to inspire people all around the world to acquire more knowledge about water-related issues and to take necessary action to bring about a transformation to save the human species and other life on earth. The theme for 2021 being "Valuing Water". Its main emphasis being the problems of pricing to include the environmental, social, and cultural worth people place on water.
Let us start with small steps, beginning from our homes and school. We are aware that Delhi is running short of groundwater. If we do not take the required action, Delhi soon will have zero groundwater level left. One of the tools, which could be implemented, is rainwater harvesting. We at school are already practicing it. Let us become conscientious citizens and do our best in whatever way possible, to be, just not a part of this awareness drive but to practice it, thus saving all life forms on this planet, Earth.
Mr. Naresh Chopra
(Senior School Administrator)
St. Columba's School