To commemorate World Water Day, students of VIBGYOR Group of Schools, India’s leading chain of K-12 schools, have created a video, titled Let Us Go Blue, to spread the message of water conservation. The lyrics have been composed by students, and the video enacted at their homes.
India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history with about two lakh people dying every year due to inadequate access to safe water, says a report by NITI Aayog. Due to the rising water demand and dwindling fresh water supply, the need for domestic water conservation has gained urgency. VIBGYOR believes that by raising awareness among students, and incorporating small conservation methods into the daily routine, wastage of water can be reduced greatly.
Describing the water management efforts of VIBGYOR, Kavita Sahay Kerawalla, Vice Chairperson, says “Water has been rightly termed the ‘elixir of life’, but the increasing scarcity of potable water lately is a matter which needs our attention. As aware citizens, I believe it is our social and moral obligation to reinvigorate the various sources of freshwater, in order to reduce the burden on the existing supply systems, especially with the rapid increase in population.
At VIBGYOR, we place great emphasis on the need for water conservation through various initiatives, campaigns and remodelled operational processes.”
Schools require huge amounts of water every day, for use in cafeterias, laboratories, restrooms, drinking water dispensers, outdoor playing fields, and lawns. They are, therefore, also the best place for children to start learning to save water, and for water conservation initiatives to have the optimum impact.
To continue this drive to save water, when schools reopen in the upcoming academic year, devices such as sensors and flow restrictors will be installed across VIBGYOR Schools.