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Awareness seminar on ‘Water Conservation: Innovative Practices to Conserve & Save Water’ held at FDDI, Rohtak and ‘Water Conservation & Polythene Free Campus Drive’ held at FDDI, Kolkata

An awareness seminar on ‘Water Conservation: Innovative Practices to Conserve & Save Water’ was held at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Rohtak campus on 12th September 2019 and ‘Water Conservation & Polythene Free Campus Drive’ was held at FDDI, Kolkata on 17th September 2019.

In concurrence to the ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’ held from 1st to 15th September 2019, the awareness seminar and ‘Water Conservation & Polythene Free Campus Drive’ was organized by the Environmental and Social Responsibility Committee (ESR) of the respective FDDI campuses.

Both the events were held under the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, to create awareness about the importance & necessity of water conservation.

During the seminar held at FDDI, Rohtak campus, reports were shown to the students on the scarcity of water across the world and the need of re-storing it, which is the most valuable & the life determining resource of our planet.

In this seminar, the teams from MBA, foundation, footwear and fashion batches pointed out the on-going crisis of water across the globe and highlighted the major practices to save and conserve the water. During their powerpoint presentations, students showed the spread of this phenomenon and suggested diverse & unique solutions to combat this situation through self-made videos and posters.

The innovative practices included water harvesting, cloud seeding, treatment of wastewater, the making of underground water reservoirs and practices going on in Saudi Arabia and Bangkok.

Diksha Mehta and Inika Gupta were announced as winners while Devanshi Goswami and Pranika Bhatia were among the runner-up.

Aimed at conserving rainwater, FDDI, Rohtak has installed Rain Water Harvesting System (RWHS) throughout the campus premises which accumulates the overall access rain water and helps in increasing the ground water level of the campus and nearby areas.

At FDDI, Kolkata campus, ‘Water Conservation & Polythene Free Campus Drive’ was held to create awareness among the staff and the students about water conservation which is of paramount importance in every walk of life and harmful environmental impact of using plastic.

Water conservation needs to be done as our water resources are finite, and they are getting smaller every year.

In regard to plastic pollution, it has become one of the most pressing environmental issues, as it harms us in more than one way such as it clogs drains, causes visual pollution and proves fatal for stray animals.

The event created awareness and urged individuals to come together and explore sustainable alternatives and urgently reduce the use of single-use plastic that pollutes oceans, damages marine life and threatens human health.

The students and staff took pledge to keep the surrounding clean, save the water and reduce the use of plastic in their day-to-day life.