Friday, August 14, 2015
Happy Independence Day 2015 to Fellow Indians!
From water abundance to water scarcity;
From free flowing pure Rivers to dammed and polluted Rivers;
From fearless plunge into a water body to fear of getting unhealthy just by touch of it;
From free water to bottled water;
From demanding water sovereignty to dismantling public control over water....
The 68 year long journey has been from that of seeking water security as a matter of natural Right to that of a fight for Right to Water!
Let's pledge this Independence Day to work towards water security and sovereignty for all of us humans and other species....
Let's also seek Right for the Rivers to flow freely and clean...
Let's pledge to protect all our water bodies and create more of them...
Happy Independence Day 2015!
Convenor, Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO)
Convenor, Combat Climate Change Network, India
Mahanadi River Waterkeeper (Member, Global Waterkeeper Alliance, New York)