Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Campaign Update: 18th June 2013!

Save Mahanadi to Save Lives...

Dear Friends/Co-sailors,

Greetings from Water Initiatives Odisha!

As we gear up to launch our unique and first of its kind campaign "Healthy Rivers, Happy Cities" in the state of Odisha, I would quickly take you through the latest updates.

On 17th June we had a preparatory meeting of volunteers who have formed the "Sambalpur City Water Watch Group" to decide the final preparations for the campaign launch.  The meeting has decided a tentative programme schedule for the campaign launch day function that we will name "Healthy Mahanadi Festival".  We are having more meetings to finalize the agenda and will get back with the details soon.  

However, let me inform you about a small change in the date of the programme.  We are now holding the campaign launch on 29th June instead of the originally planned 30th.  This is because we could not get a suitable venue for a large gathering that we expect.

In the mean while we had another round of citizen's monitoring of Mahanadi and Kathajodi at Cuttack where eminent wildlife expert and noted environmentalist Biswajit Mohanty is volunteering the lead the move.  Please see the following two posts in my blog and facebook for some more details about that.

Now that the campaign launching date is fixed, may I request all of you to see if you can make to it at Sambalpur on the 29th to be with us on that date.  It would be our pleasure to have you here and the volunteers at Sambalpur will certainly be encouraged.  

Look forward to hear from you and your continued support.

Thanks and regards,


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