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Importance, status of fresh water highlighted

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 22 - The Guwahati Regional Centre of the Institution of Public Health Engineers (India) today observed World Water Day in association with the Guwahati wing of the Indian Water Works Association, Senior Engineers Forum of Greater Guwahati and PHE Retired Engineers� Forum, said a press release here.

On the occasion, a daylong deliberation was held on the theme �Waste Water� on the Barsajai High School premises here. Milanjit Bhattacharyya, secretary of the Institution of Public Health Engineers, Guwahati Regional Centre explained the purpose of the observance and explained to the students the importance and status of fresh water in the global perspective.

About 80 per cent of the used water goes back to the eco-system untreated, he said.

Secretary of the Indian Water Works Association, Guwahati J R Borthakur spoke on the responsibility of the upcoming generation to reduce waste water and its proper management. Headmaster of the school Raju Boro requested the students to use water in an optimal manner. He also released the February, 2017 issue of the journal of the Institution of Public Health Engineers, Guwahati Regional Centre at the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, students Sagarika Sarma, Bijoy Das and Akash Hazowary dwelt on the issue of link between water and life.

Teacher Bobita Dutta sang a Jyoti Sangeet and Headmaster Boro sang a Bhupendra Sangeet on the occasion. Milanjyoti Bhattacharyya conducted a quiz programme on water with support from Santosh Kumar Agarwal, vice chairman of the Institution of Public Health Engineers, Guwahati Regional Centre. SR Saikia, chairman of the institution expressed concern over the depleting reserve of fresh water.

At Kampur: On the occasion of World Water Day, Environment Conservation Centre, Kampur held a fluorosis awareness programme, in association with Gujarat Anand-based voluntary organisation INREM Foundation at Dakhin Kampur High School, said a press release received here.

Speakers at the function spoke on the topic of fluoride contamination of water and its remedies. Former Chief Engineer of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department Amalendu Bikash Paul spoke at the function as an expert. Environment Conservation Centre secretary Dharani Saikia and PHE executive engineer Dibyajyoti Saikia also spoke on the occasion, said the press release.

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