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081 - ‘Save Water’ Rally by the Slum Children of Pune

posted May 31, 2017, 6:43 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 31, 2017, 6:44 AM ]
Pune, 29th May 2017:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Pune organized a rally on saving and conserving water. Children from the various slums of the city participated in this rally. The rally was held under the aegis of ‘women empowerment project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

On 29th May in the evening at 5.00 pm children gathered at Raj Chowk with placards carrying slogans on saving and conserving water. It had two-fold target audience: the people who witnessed it and the children who participated in it. They walked in the lanes of Yerwada slums informing people on value of water in our life. They also interacted with the people and educated them on water saving practices.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) said that; “We need more of this ventures to sensitise people on such crucial issues.” Children were very enthusiastic throughout the rally. After walking a distance of 4 kms, the rally ended at Laxminagar slum with a pledge by the students to save water and also to spread awareness on this issue. “It was such a joy to witness slum children being the protagonist of a noble cause.” Said Mr Anil Gaikwad (resident – Yerwada, Pune)