Two-day expo on history of water conservation
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 18:29
Coimbatore: A two-day exposition tracing the history of water conservation techniques through ages, since the Mohenjo-daro and Harappa times would be inaugurated by former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on July 17.

Kalam would symbolically handover pots of water to children, who in turn, would pour the water into water bodies created on a Noyyal River Model, thereby symbolically representing sustainable preservation and conservation of water bodies, Vanitha Mohan, Managing Trustee, Siruthuli, an NGO, the organisors, told reporters here today.

He will also unveil a 40-foot X 16-foot Noyyal River Model and a sand sculpture of Mother Noyyal, the lifeline of Coimbatore region, Vanitha said adding Noayyal Model portrays the course of the river, right from its origin in the Western Ghats, until it converges with River Cauvery enriching the numerous water bodies along the way.

The two-day expo titled 'Siruthuli Peruvellam--andrum indrum' was designed in such a way that it was informative and educative not only to the students, but also to the general public, she said.

Kalam would have an interactive session with the students during the function, in which state Rural Industries and Animal Husbandry Minister Pongalur N Palanisamy would also participate, Vanitha said.


First Published: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 18:29

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