Getting habituated to a habit...
There is a competition to live a life that takes you farther from your roots. Our roots are inevitably ecological. Having gained the wonderful experience of knowing ecology from close corners over the last two decades, I behave like an objective chronicler of it. This blog is meant to be a contemporary chronology of ecology, economics and we the being. The blog will have text and visuals. Ranjan Panda
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Clean Water Bodies Are Children's Rights: WIO's New Campaign!
Greetings from Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO)!
As you know WIO has been at the forefront of action and advocacy in water, environment and climate change issues for more than two decades now. We thank you very much for your continued support and cooperation.
This email comes to you with a special purpose, informing you about a new campaign we are launching. This is about giving the children their right to play in safe water bodies. As you can see from the attached campaign poster, playing freely and in safe environments is very vital for growth of our children. However, with increasing pollution our children are no more getting the opportunity to play in safe water bodies. We want to raise this issue with the parents, people in general and more importantly with the policy makers of this country to ensure that each child of the country has the right to play in safe water bodies such as ponds and rivers.
As always, we count on you a lot to make this campaign a big success. As you are aware, WIO is not a registered or formal network. Its an informal yet vibrant network which is enriched by the presence and support of people like you. We always bank on our member individuals and organisations for success of our endeavours. Your role in building and strengthening this campaign will be very vital and we are sure you will be with us in this effort.
Initially the campaign will be targeted at urban areas of the state. Later, we want to take this up at national level in both urban and rural areas. Depending on the experience we will also add on other issues such as safe drinking water, sanitation and related rights and needs of the children of the nation.
May we request you to please help spread the word of the campaign among your friends, members and contacts.
We are planning to launch it formally on 14th November 2012 (Children's Day) at Sambalpur. But would like that to spread to other cities in gradual course of time.
Please let us know if this campaign idea interests you and if you would like to be part of it. We can discuss further details then.
Look forward to hear from you and your positive support.
Thanks and regards
-- Ranjan K Panda
Water Initiatives Odisha: Fighting water woes, combating climate change... more than two decades now!
Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO) is a state level coalition of civil society organisations, farmers, academia, media and other concerned, which has been working on water, environment and climate change issues in India for more than two decades now.