World Water Observed, Safe Drinking Water Needs Stressed

Bhubaneswar: The Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR), a civil society group, recently observed the World Water Day at Vani Vihar Kinner Basti in the city.

Various groups of people including women, transgender, persons with disabilities, elderly, adolescent girls took part in the function held to mark the occasion.

The day was observed to spread the message that everyone has a right to access safe drinking water.

When water is provisioned for the people, it must include everyone, no matter, who they are, where from, what religion, race, ethnicity, what work they do, which age group, across sexuality and sexual identity, what ability or skill they have etc., said activists taking part in the function.

A panel discussion was organised where plight of the vulnerable groups i.e. transgender, elderly, pwds and women and girls in accessing water was discussed explicitly and question from the representatives of those groups got answered.

A collage of Slogans related to water got inaugurated on the occasion prepared by the community.

Representatives of transgender group, elderly group, disabled people group and adolescent group shared the best practices of their community on water.

Among those who graced the occasion were Meera Parida, President of SAKHA,Mihir Mohanty, Swabhiman, Ms.Lopamudra Panda, Jala Bhawan, Mr.Lalit Badhai, Piramal.