Pavana Jalmaitri Abhiyan

by Rajeev
(PImpri Chinchwad)

Pavana Jal maitri Abhiyan

A Environmental awareness Programme.

Number of volunteers from Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune , Maharashtra and Maval taluka will be participating in the Pavana Jaldindi, which will began on 20th Dec to 21st Dec 2013. We will travel by boat from the source of the Pavana river and reach Chinchwad on the second day. The aim is to spread awareness about the importance of cleaning the Pavana. Last year, a similar exercise was undertaken on an experimental basis. It proved to a success and is being organised on a larger scale this year.

It is a two day journey by boat, starting on Friday (20th Dec 2013) early in morning at 6.00 AM from Water treatment plant, Nigdi, Pune to Pavana dam, the source of the river, and ends at Pavana river pumping station on the seconf day. Several organisations and villagers will participate in this for organise this event. For the last 16 years, they have been organising the Pavana Utsav to seek the blessings of the river and keep it clean. Last two year, we started the Jalmaitri Abhiyan. Every year, it is being organised in a better manner. Organisations like Jaldindi Pratishthan, Jnanaprabodhini Vidyalaya in Nigdi, , The Institution of Engineers, Senior Citizens’ Club of Pradhikaran, Mayureshwar Mitra Mandal, Renbo wilo Mather & Platt Pumps ltd, and villagers residing along the Pavana river banks, Priyadarshani Social Group, Jhulelal Mandir Trust, Nadi Vikas Manch, Rotary Club of Pimpri, Dnyandeep School in Nigdi, Savarkar Mitra Mandal, Lions club Durgadevi Tekadi and Bhavsar Vision have taken the initiative to organise the Pavana Jalamitri.

There is surprise to see the difference in the quality of water when we start our journey at the source, and when we reache Chinchwad on completing the journey. The water at the beginning of the journey is so clean you can drink it without second thoughts. But gradually, as the river enters the city, the quality of the water deteriorates, obviously due to pollution. It is sad to see this change.

There is a need to keep the river clean. It is our duty to make the next generation aware of the importance of cleaning the river. This is the sole aim of organising the Pavana Jaldindi. It is the people who can keep the river water either clean or dirty. We must all be responsible for keeping the river free of pollution. Though main work to clean up river is by Government authorities but the cause of unclean river is each of us indirectly or some times directly. And any big or small project which concern about social aspect without people participation is not successfully implemented. So its our sincerely request to join this movement to clean the river for our next generation.

There is no specific age requirement to join the Pavana Jalmaitri Abhiyan. Last year, we had participants from 14 to 60 years, including many women. This year there was an overwhelming response from people from different age groups. We are confident the number of participants will swell with each passing year.
The time table
Date : 20th Dec. 2013 ( Friday) Time : M’ing 6.00 AM
Starting Point : Water Treatment Plant, Near Durga devi Tekadi, Nigdi, Pune.
Route : To Pavana Dam ( By Bus) & one by one villages situated on Bank of river, up to Salumbre village ( By Evening time )
Some part will be by Bus & some part by boat from river.
Night Halt at Salumbre Village.

Date : 21st Dec. 2013 ( Friday) Time : M’ing 7.00 AM
Starting Point : Salumbre to Ravet & to Chinchwad ( By evening )

So Please join this movement , For detail contact following person

Pravin Ladkat : 9922501727

Kishor Panchal : 9011022864 Rajeev Bhawsar : 9881154228

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