NSS volunteers from Mass Communication Department spread awareness through a radio talk to save water on Holi
Holi is an Indian festival of colours, emotions, and joy. It is all about Gulal & happiness and not about water. But, every year, a vast amount of water is wasted during Holi, which is not good for us as well as for the environment. So, keeping this in mind, the NSS volunteers from Mass Communication Department have done a radio plays on a theme ‘Bin Paani Sab Soon’ in the community radio ‘Chitkara FM 107.8’ at Chitkara University.
Through this play, they’ve shown how not only human beings but animals and birds are also being affected by the scarcity of water. With the passing days, animals and birds are leaving the village. Mountain talks about how he has seen it all, once there were greenery and water all around but now, people have exploited it. Wherever you see is covered with polythene wastes. Then, there is a scene in which two men are talking among themselves about their critical situation, how the industries have destroyed their land and have made it barren. Then, a man from the city comes and ensures the villagers that they will be getting employment if they would allow him to build a perfume industry there. They’ve shown how cunningly these industrialists attract people towards them for their own pleasure and benefit. In the end, they’ve quoted that we, the human beings can only save our land and water if we have the determination and brotherhood to do so. Because this country is ours and to protect and make it beautiful is the sole responsibility of each and every one of us.
And this Holi, we should save water by playing dry Holi with that same enthusiasm and spirit. We should play in a definite area and not in our homes because getting our homes dirty will simply lead to more wastage of water. We should say no to water balloons because firstly, it is a wastage of water and secondly, they are not biodegradable and will affect our land. We should use natural colours so that they’ll be easily cleaned and water will not be wasted unnecessarily.
Whenever you waste water, just think about those millions of people who still struggle to save every drop of water for their survival.