Canara College Youth Red Cross society and NSS conducted an informative session on ‘Rain water harvesting’ on August 27, 2019.
Mr. Kalbavi Rajendra Rao, Project Director, D.K. Nirmithi Kendra, NITK was the resource person. In his session he introduced the various techniques of water harvesting and said, Rain water harvesting is a technique of collection and storage of rain water into natural reservoirs or tanks, or the infiltration of surface water into subsurface aquifers. Mr. Kalbhavi urged that accumulation of rain water can help recharge local aquifers, reduce urban flooding and most importantly ensure water availability in water -scarce zones.
He also called students as well as conveners to adopt rain water harvesting techniques on college campus. Dr.K.V.Malini, Principal, Canara College, presided over the session. In her presidential address she thanked Mr.Kalbavi Rajendra for his informative session.
43 Youth Red Cross volunteers and 114 NSS Volunteers attended the session. Youth Red Cross Staff conveners Mrs. Smitha M and Mrs. Roopashri K.P. and NSS officers Mrs. Seema Prabhu S. and Ms. Vindya B.B coordinated the program. Teaching and non-teaching staff were also present at the occasion.
Students and staff were introduced the simple techniques of water harvesting and students realized the need for rain water preservation. Students got insight into implementation of rainwater harvesting techniques within college campus.The session sensitized students on the misuse water and created awareness among students to judicially use water.
Mrs. Seema Prabhu
Mrs. Smitha M.