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‘Paani Maha Panchayat’ – Conclave on Punjab waters – Intellectuals, Social activists discuss how to save water

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Ludhiana, Oct 13, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

A conclave on Punjab waters (Maha Panchayat) was organised by Initiators of Change, NGO run by Youngsters, at Punjabi Bhawan on October 13 (Sunday). Intellectuals, social activists and youth leaders explained the youngsters about the history of waters in Punjab and dicussed about how waters could be saved.

The speakers adressed the gathering and also interacted with the auidence to discuss about situation, water crisis and solutions.

The speakers were Dr. SS Kukkal, Dean Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), eminet writer and social activist Jaswant Singh Zafar, Young lawyer and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Harjot Singh Bains, IT expert Jaskirat Singh, journalist Simranjot Singh Makkar and social activist Amandeep Singh Bains from NGO RBS roots.

The conclave was attended by more tahn 200 students of various schools, members of NGOs and people from all walks of society. Founder of Initiators of Change (IOC) Gouravdeep Singh and President Smridhi Sharma said that idea was to brought the attention of youngsters towards the water crisis and solution to save the water. The gathering also took pledge to save water for our better future and contribute towards society.

Dean of PAU Dr. SS Kukkal suggsted that everyone should use water according to needs and it is an need of an hour to save every drop of water. The people should also make efforts to recycle water.

Jaswant Singh zafar said that the condition of state and district can be recognised from its rivers, canals and water bodies. The Buddha nullah in Ludhiana reflects the situation of the city. We should not depend on Government rather make efforts to find a solution to save water.

Advocate Harjot Singh Bains briefed the youngsters about the history of Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) and its present situation and the case pending in the Supreme Court of India. he suggested that the leaders should install rain water harvesting system and become the role model for their followers.

Journalist Simranjot Singh Makkar said that Punjab has not enough water to share with its neighbouring states but the water from Punjab rivers, Dam were shared with Haryana and Rajastan. Amandeep Singh Bains, a social activist also stressed to find a solution to end water crisis.

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