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Two-day expo on history of water conservation

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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