Odisha: Save Water, Save Earth Says “MANUA” in 2012….
Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar:
To sensitize the urban mass in Bhubaneswar city; the kindergarten kids of Little Steps Pre-school in Nandan Vihar, Patia; had a street play called “Manua”. The kids spread the message about saving water on Republic Day, 26th January 2012 under the banner of “Go Green Campaign”.
The play is based on a character called Manua who dies without water. The concept was developed by an internationally acclaimed street theatre group; keeping in mind that it has to be enacted by tiny tots.
The play was conducted at Nandan Vihar - Patia, Subhadra Apartments and Nadankannan.
The Deputy Director Nandankannan, Mr. Kamal Lochan Purohit said, “It is a great initiative by the little ones to tell us to be conscious about saving water.
The little kids also distributed leaflets appealing environmental conservation a 10 point agenda.
Little Steps School:
A senior teacher of the school said “The problem of water becomes acute during the summers especially in slums and newly developed areas in the city like Patia. The urgent need of the hour is to conserve water”.
“It is estimated that a total of 136 MLD sewage is generated out of 182 MLD water supplied comprising almost 80% of the water supplied. Thus, the entire city would stand still, if water is not conserved and we may have to face critical days ahead” said the Principal of the School, Ms Sudha Manjari Mishra.
“Presently, water supplied to the city is about 182 MLD (million litres per day). About 40MLD water is extracted from ground where the cost of extraction is high. However, the entire city has not yet been covered with safe drinking water and conservation is the solution.” Said Pravat C. Sutar, Chairman, Kalinga Development Foundation.