On 22 March each year, the World Water Day is celebrated for acknowledging the necessities of water in every function of our survival and raises awareness of the global water crisis. For achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 viz. "water and sanitation for all by 2030" the theme of this year is Valuing Water.
We all must know that the value of water is much more than its price. It has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource. SDG 6 is to ensure water and sanitation for all. We must understand a comprehensive and multidimensional value, which will enable us to safeguard this critical resource for the benefit of everyone.
We must know that water means different things to different people. Teachers must talk about water quality equally as important as quantity. It's not just water audit that we must teach but also teach how water is important to our home and family life, our livelihood and our cultural practices, and its overall impact for our wellbeing and local environment?
To students, teachers may record various water functions and plan programs for celebrating different ways of water benefits. We certainly can value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone, for today and tomorrow. Community Science Centre Vadodara invites poems and essays incorporating water and the theme, its evaluation. Poems can be artistic expressions while essays will be more of how best you can connect real water status in day to day life and our approaches to water security. Tell us your stories, thoughts and feelings about water with some factual contents, if you can.
A) Poems: one to two poems can be sent to us by individual students on water or water value. (length of the poem: 12 to 16 lines of 3 or 4 stanzas in total).
B) Essays: Each student can send just one essay of 300 to 500 words on water or water value.
1) We will accept the entries into two groups viz. Junior group (class 5 to 7) and senior (class 8 to 10). 2) S/He may give the title of their choice to poem or essay. Maintain the length of poem or essay as mentioned in the instruction. 3) We dont mind students participating in both categories (poem and essay). 4) Send us your entries by mentioning the correct spelling of your name, school name, class etc. in a soft or hard version via email or in hand copy on or before March 17th 2021 till 5.00PM. 5) Late entries will not be entertained, please note. As we did in the past, every participant will be issued an e-certificate and winner students will be informed to come in-person at the centre on 22nd March (World Water Day) to collect their memento.