Clean water is the world’s most prestigious and rarest assets and essential need of everyone’s daily life. An average person in the world consumes more than 100 liters of clean water per day but some people living in sub-Saharan Africa and other developing areas have to survive with 20 liters or less for full day.So Water is precious and we must conserve it !! Today is World Water Dayand it is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations (UN) designated 22 March as International World Water Day in 1992 at the same conference.
In 1993, the first World Water Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly and each year since then has focused on a different issue.
*World Water Day* is an annual event celebrated on 22 March. The day focuses attention on the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities in developing countries.The day also focuses on advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
World Water Day is supported by stakeholders across the globe. Many organizations promote clean water for people and sustainable aquatic habitats. Events such as theatrical and musical celebrations, educational events, and campaigns to raise money for access to clean and affordable water are held worldwide on or close to 22 March.
UN-Water selects a theme for each year.Previous themes include: 'Why waste water?' (2017), 'Water and Jobs' (2016) and 'Water and Sustainable Development' (2015).
World Water Day is an international observance day. It is meant to inspire people around the world to learn more about water-related issues, tell others about these issues and take action to make a difference, particularly in developing countries.
One of these issues is the global water crisis.The global water crisis includes challenges such as water scarcity, water pollution, inadequate water supply and the lack of sanitation for billions of people in developing countries. The day brings to light the inequality of access to WASH services and the need to assure the human right to water and sanitation.
*Clean Water is the world’s most prestigious and rarest assets*
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Department of Posts released commemorative postage stamp on water year in 2007
Issued Date : 28.12.2007
Denomination :500 Paise