by BIS Correspondent
PUNE, JUNE 3, 2017: Children from the various slums in Pune participated in a rally on water conservation by walking for 4kms through the lanes of the Yerwada slum and informing dwellers about the value of water in their lives on May 29.
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in conjunction with the 'women empowerment project' supported by Manos Unidas, Spain organised the march that began at Raj Chowk. The children, armed with placards bearing slogans on water-related issues, began the rally at 5pm.
The rally had a two-fold target audience, aimed at the people who witnessed it and the children who participated in it. Father Rolvin D'Mello, executive director – DBDS, said, "We need more of this venture to sensitise people on such crucial issues."
The rally ended at Laxminagar slum with a pledge by the students to save water and also to spread awareness on this issue. "It was such a joy to witness slum children being the protagonist of a noble cause," Anil Gaikwad, a resident of Yerwada, said.