“Water for Cities” is the theme of World Water Day commemorated today. This year’s theme responds to the Urban challenge, aims to spotlight and encourage governments, organizations, communities and individuals to actively engage in addressing the challenges of urban water management.
Of the 75 percent water available on earth, the quantity that can be used for consumption is around 0.6 percent. As such water is identified as a very rare resource. As sun, water is a decisive factor for living, everyone should be determined on this world water day to properly mange the resource and use it in a beneficial manner.
Addressing the World Water Day National Programme at the BMICH today, the Prime Minister said that only the government cannot conserve water resources, it is a responsibility of everyone. He pointed out that the ancestors had great technology and disciplined habits to protect water resources.
A walk was organized from the Viharamaha Devi Park to BMICH to mark the event. The presentation of prizes and certificates to winners of the All Ceylon Arts Competition to mark Water Day, took place under the patronage of the Prime Minister. Several parliamentarians and a group of representatives of UNICEF were present. Several programmes were organized countrywide to mark the event.