Friday, June 28, 2013
Campaign Update: Healthy Rivers, Happy Cities - 28th June 2013!
We invite you to Healthy Mahanadi Festival
And Launching of our state wide Citizen Driven Campaign
Healthy Rivers, Happy Cities
Date: 29th June 2013 - Time: 3.30 PM - Place: Aranyak Mancha, Jhaduapada, Sambalpur
Let me first take this opportunity to thank you all very much for your constant support in the campaign build up so far. The day has arrived and we are launching the campaign from Sambalpur. This is to invite yet again, this time with a detailed agenda.
We are pleased to inform you that Shri Panchahan Kanungo, Chairman of Institute of Public Finance and Policies, who is known for his concerns for Mahanadi and other rivers of Odisha, will be with us as the Chief Guest.
Prof. Arttabandhu Mishra, Prof. Durga Prasad Nayak will join as the Guests of Honour.
We are expecting participation of hundreds of eminent citizens of Sambalpur on the occasion where we plan to show a Citizen’s Video on Mahanadi’s pollution and take a pledge to Save Mahanadi, among other activities.
We request you to please be with us on this day, encourage us and volunteer for the event.
Looking forward to your participation and support.
On behalf of the Citizen’s Volunteers who are building the campaign at Sambalpur
Convenor, Water Initiatives Odisha
28th June 2013
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 the state for more than two decades now.
Time Activity Person Responsible
10 AM to 12 Noon Drawing and Painting Competition Prashanta Majhi
for school and college students
3.30 PM Registration of Participants Campaign volunteers
4.00 PM Lighting of Lamps Guests
To Inaugurating Campaign Logo Shri Panchanan Kanungo
4.45 PM Inauguration of Photo Exhibition Prof. Arttabandhu Mishra
Guest of Honour
Welcoming All Prafulla Hota
Mahanadi Song Ratan Pujari and Group
Citizen’s Video on Mahanadi Pollution Campaign Volunteers
4.45 PM Technical Session to be presided by Dilip Kumar Padhi
To Welcoming Guests to Dias Prafulla Hota
5.30 PM A note on the Campaign Ranjan Panda
Opening of the Mahanadi Factsheet Prof. Durga Prasad Nayak
Guest of Honour
Distribution of Prizes Guests
Responses on Mahanadi Pollution Prof. Durga Prasad Nayak
Prof. Arttabandhu Mishra
Shri Panchanan Kanungo
5.30 PM Open House Discussion on Way Forward Moderators:
To Citizen’s Response and preparing a Dilip Kumar Padhi
Ctitizen’s Action Plan Ranjan Panda
Taking the Mahanadi Pledge Led by Ranjan PandaProminent and
Senior Citizens of Sambalpur to Dias.
Vote of Thanks and Closing Dr. Bijoy Kumar Pradhan
Tea and snacks to be served in between.