Tuesday, March 21, 2006

My views on Hindu & World Water Day

I sent my views of Blogs to Hindu Metro Plus (supplement of Hindu newspaper) for Voice your Views column Blogs: Boon or bane. I dint expect that my views will come on Hindu Metro Plus, lot of people should have sent there views, very happy that they have selected my Views. Click here to see my views, who have not seen it in Metro Plus.

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World Water Day


World Day for Water, or World Water Day, occurs each year on March 22, as designated by United Nations General Assembly resolution. This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Observance was expected to begin in 1993 and has grown significantly ever since.

The UN invited its member nations to devote this day to implementing UN recommendations and promoting concrete activities within their countries. Each year, one of various UN agencies involved in water issues takes the lead in promoting and coordinating international activities for World Day for Water. With the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) coordinating, World Day for Water 2005 also marked the start of the second 'UN International Decade for Action for Water', also referred to as the Water for Life Decade 2005-2015.

In addition to the UN member states, a number of NGOs promoting clean water and sustainable aquatic habitats have used World Day for Water as a time to focus public attention on the critical water issues of our era. Every three years since 1997, for instance, the World Water Council has drawn thousands to participate in its World Water Forum during the week of World Day for Water. Participating agencies and NGOs have highlighted issues such as a billion people being without access to safe water for drinking and the role of gender in family access to safe water.

17 comments:

smiley said...

Jeevan, Congrats. At this rate you will surely become a journalist or a writer. Hope to see more of your writings :)

visithra said...

yayyyyyyyyy u should send more ;)

WA said...

Congratulations Jeevan, nice one again

Shuuro said...

congrats!. Nicely expressed your views on blogs.

Jo said...

Congratulations buddy! Keep going on!! Your blog has a lot of informative stuff.

Prabu Karthik said...

Congrats!!! keep it up!

Jeevan said...

Smiley – Thanks, sure.:))

Visithra – sure friend:)

Angel – Thank you

Shuuro – Thanks a lot :)

Jo - :) Thanks Jo

PK – Thanks, sure:)

lil _kath said...

Yeah i remember too..march 22 was declared the "World Water Day" by United Nations General Assembly.

..conserve the water of life and save our environment.

..yeah i will esp. today yaar!

-kathy-

ashok said...

that was wonderful jeevan to see ur letter on hindu...keep it up bro!

Keshi said...

Water...such a beautiful heritage of our's sent by God...

good job Jeevan!


Keshi.

susubala said...

God work....I've seen ur article and its realy a good job....

Vanathi said...

Happy to know ur letter in Hindu jeevan :)

Jeevan said...

Kathy – Water is the source of your world. Without water we cant imagine a life.

Ashok – Thanks friend:)

Keshi – Thanks ur right.

Susubala- Thank you:)

Vanathi - :) thanks

monu said...

HEY JEEVAN
CONGRATS!
I SAW THE NEWSPAPER AT HOME
AND I WAS LIKE I KNOW THAT PERSON CALLED JEEVAN.........
:)

tulipspeaks said...

i just read ur comment there and thank u for accepting all of us as ur frens.. i'm glad we made a difference in ur life..


may God be with u always.. my best wishes

=am000nie=

Jeevan said...

Monu - Thanks friend:)

amutha - Thanks,very happy to read your comment:)

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