News & Notes 637:The water festival 2016

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20 February 2016

The water festival 2016

Dear friends,

The water festival 2016 was inaugurated by Thiru S. Rangasamy, Honorable Chief Minister of Puducherry. Since then, a lot of things happened, in Bahoor, Cuddalore and this week in Pondy. At the end of the week we shall have a major event at the Gandhi Thidal on the sea side, opposing the Gandhi statue. A Fair will be held that will host Fair trade, Water and energy among other things. Since we shall have also the central stage we are organising cultural events and film projections on water.

Please visit and be with us in this civil initiative to get back the water to the people.

We can do it and can manage it!

From the 23rd till 28th of February the “Water Festival 2016” will be in and around Auroville.

As a part of the program of the week, we shall have on 26th of February the “Rain Catchers Gathering” in Auroville @ Bharat Nivas Sri Aurobindo Auditorium. The Bharat Nivas team is supporting us and has agreed to host this event.

The Chief Guest will be His Excellency Lt. General (Retd.) Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, Honorable Lt. Governor of Puducherry, and the special guest of Honour will be Shri Anupam Mishra renowned environmentalist and Water conservationist.

The thematic of the day will focus on Policies and guidelines in Rain water Harvesting. You are all welcome – details will follow.

We shall need some volunteers to help us with the venue. Kindly contact Riju, Tapas Bhatt, at Bharat Nivas or Tom.

We also need financial support to cover the logistic expenses FS acct. # 252405. Please be generous, this is an important cause.

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Looking forward,
Tom on behalf of the All for Water for All community