In a bid to conserve water and to spread awareness of the same, LAD & Smt RP College for Women, Nagpur, conducted Nagpur’s first ever ‘Aqua Rally: Walk for Water’ along with National Service Scheme (NSS) of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University. The college celebrated 2018-19 as its ‘Water Literacy Year.’
Apart from its primary objective of spreading awareness among Nagpurians about the water conservation, numerous socio-academic activities like – Slogan Competition, Debate Competition, Poster Competition on Water Conservation, Harvesting and Recycling, were also successfully conducted at LAD College.
Dr Siddharth Kane – Vice Chancellor, Nagpur University along with Dr Keshav Walke – Director NSS, Nagpur University and Dr Deepali Kotwal – LAD College Principal, flagged off the rally.
Apart from LAD College, hundreds of students from various colleges across Nagpur participated in the rally, making it a strength of almost 1500 students. Also, a street play was staged at VNIT square as well as Shankar Nagar garden square.
While majority of girls in the rally came up with the best of slogans for water conservation, what captured the attention of the onlookers was when some girls raised slogans like ‘It takes a lot of blue to stay green,’ ‘Get a grip stop that drip,’ ‘Save water save life’ to name a few.
While Indian Sports Laxminagar and Sunder Biscuits, Nagpur, sponsored refreshments for the participants, London Bubblegum co (Next Level Waffles), Nagpur, provided discount coupons during the rally.
Keeping in mind the safety of the students, LAD College as per the instructions of traffic police, had even arranged for an ambulance, police as well as people from NSS Cadet.
An efficient team comprising Dr Vandana Pathak (Team Leader), Dr Durgeshnandini Titarmare (Covenor), Marsha Bhujbal (Covenor), Dr Prachiti Bagaday (Co-Covenor), and Dr Suchita Ingle (Co-Covenor) worked hard for the success of the event. The team was supported by Kalpana Dhawad (Covenor, Conference) , Dr Sadhana Deshmukh, Dr Alka Dhondge, Dr Neeta Kashyap, Neelima Waghmare and many others. Student volunteers of NSS and NCC units of the college were the backbone of the socio-academic venture.
Check the photos of the same below: