Sh. Rajendra Singh, commonly
known as the “Waterman of India” addressed students and academicians on water
management at the Manav Rachna campus today. He was the Chief Guest at the
National Science Day celebrations organized by the Centre of Advance Water
Technology & Management (CAWTM), Manav Rachna International Institute of
Research and Studies (MRIIRS).
Also present on the occasion were Dr. DurjoyChakroborty, Scientist, Central Ground Water Board; Dr. D K Chadha, Chairperson, CAWTM; Dr. N C Wadhwa, VC, MRIIRS; Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, MD, MREI; Dr. SaritaSachdeva, Dean-Research, MRIIRS; and eminent water experts. The event began with the soulful rendition of the ‘Jal Chalisa’ by Ms. Chandana Kapoor, Music Teacher at Manav Rachna International School. This Jal Chalisa has been written by Dr. Durjoy Chakraborty to create awareness on water conservation approaches and water efficiency.
Dr. Rajendra Singh is a well-known water conservationist and environmentalist from Rajasthan. He is the winner of the Stockholm Water Prize 2015, the Jamnalal Bajaj Award 2005 and the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2001. He is one of the members of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) set up by the Government of India. A whitepaper on river “Ganga”, written by Sh. Rajendra Singh was released at the Manav Rachna campus.
ShRajendra Singh spoke at length with the students on the five elements necessary for existence and urged them to inculcate respect and love for nature.