The BSF observed water conservation and rainwater harvesting in Meghalaya

Shillong, August 06: The Border Security Force “the largest Border guarding force of the world” observed ‘JAL SHAKTI ABHIYAN CAMPAIGN’ to improve water scarcity in the country and focus on five aspects-water conservation and rainwater harvesting, renovation of traditional and other water bodies, reuse of water and recharging of structures, watershed development and intensive afforestation. During this campaign, BSF Meghalaya Frontier has taken demonstrative measures or activities of water conservation.

On Monday approximately 200 troops, families and children from Umpling and Mawpat BSF Campus, Shillong participated in this campaign which started with “Oath Taking Ceremony” followed by demonstrative lecture through officials of Central Ground Water Board and Central Water Commission.

Besides this, important dignitaries from Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation also delivered lecture on this important issue. The officials from Central Ground Water Board/Central Water Commission appreciated the zeal and enthusiasm of BSF troops for Jal Shakti Abhiyan Campaign. During this programme a Plantation drive at Children Park of Umpling and Mawpat BSF Camp also organized.

During this campaign, students from BSF Primary/Senior Secondary school participated in poem recitation, drama/path natika, drawing, painting and quiz competition on water conservation in BSF Campus and nearby local schools/villages.

Troops deployed at International border of Meghalaya also participated by conducting demonstrative lectures on water conservation at Border Outposts of Meghalya and carried out Plantation Drive, Oath Taking Ceremony and Drawing and Painting Competitions related with Jal Shakti Abhiyan in bordering Schools/Village.

Shri U K Nayal, DIG and PRO of Meghalaya Frontier BSF told that “BSF started this campaign to battle water crisis and to ramp up rainwater harvesting and conservation efforts in BSF Headquarter as well as bordering area also.”

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