In a significant stride towards environmental conservation, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has collaborated with the Namami Gange – Universities Connect Program. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Dr. Maneesha V Ramesh, Provost, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and the National Mission for Clean Ganga, under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, in association with APAC News Network. The MoU aims to spearhead efforts in river rejuvenation and water conservation alongside 49 selected universities across India.
The event, graced by the presence of Honorable Jal Shakti Minister, Shri Gajendra Singh Sekhawat, held in Delhi today, underscored the importance of this collaborative initiative. With the participation of 49 universities, the program seeks to inspire youth towards the crucial tasks of water conservation and river rejuvenation. The MoU sets the stage for engaging the student community in a mass movement aimed at creating a sustainable ecosystem for rivers.
In his address to the gathering, Mr. Shekhawat emphasized the indispensable role of water in sustaining life, stating, “Water is not just an important factor or commodity but no life can be imagined without water and that makes effective water management absolutely essential.” He reiterated the objectives of the Namami Gange Mission, highlighting the imperative to ensure the cleanliness and purity of River Ganga through comprehensive river rejuvenation efforts.
The collaboration between Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and the Namami Gange initiative is poised to make a historical impact by fostering knowledge-based short-term programs, training sessions, and facilitating increased research in the water sector. Through initiatives like the Namami Gange Universities Connect Program, higher educational institutions are mobilizing support towards the vital cause of river rejuvenation and water conservation, thereby engaging younger generations in building a sustainable ecosystem.
The event, themed ‘Igniting Young Minds, Rejuvenating Rivers’, underscored the pivotal role of youth in driving positive change and fostering a collective commitment towards safeguarding our rivers and water resources.