Greater Noida: After conserving water in a pond located near the society, an NGO Jal Adhikar Foundation and residents of Cherry County, a residential highrise society in Greater Noida West, organised the Jal Vandan program on Sunday.
Residents of Cherry County shared that in Noida, there are a lot of ponds and from the authority, nobody took care of it. This year, the members of Jal Adhikar Foundation and the residents of Cherry County took the responsibility to clean the pond and conserve the rainwater in this pond.
Residents shared that due to heavy rain this year, a good amount of water has been collected in the pond and now, it can be used during Chhath Puja and Murti Visarjan. Kailash Boduka, General Secretary, Jal Adhilkar Foundation, shared about the goals of Jal Adhikar Foundation and also conducted the stage during the program.
Chief Guest Gopal Krishna Agrawal, National Spokesperson of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and President of Jal Adhikar Foundation, shared that water is a natural resource and it should never be traded. He also got the people to take an oath to never misuse water and conserve it.
Residents of Cherry County also gave their suggestions in the program. VD Sharma, a participant, recited a poem on water conservation. In the end, a program of water worship was done by a priest and fruit prasad was also distributed to the guests present. The Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (NEFOWA) President Abhishek Kumar was also present there.
Manish Tripathi, a resident of Cheery County and a member of Jal Adhikar Foundation said, “Jal Adhikar is an NGO and we work on the water conservation. We cleaned the pond. For many years, it was not cleaned by anyone. Due to heavy rain this year, the pond has a good amount of water. Different species of birds come here. It will also be helpful during Chhath Puja and Murti Visarjan. If authority had developed this place, it could have been a tourist place.”