Giving Back to Community
The Community and Us
Mother Teresa once said ”If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
Inspired, the Team decided to work at the most basic level, the community. For us, the community meant our homes, neighbours, colonies and the citizens. We hoped that once the idea was rooted, it would spread far and wide, ultimately reaching a national conscience, so that not only the poor parts of Delhi that we were able to help, but the entire nation would join us in the endeavour to provide clean drinking water to each and every citizen.
|Spreading awareness about keeping water bodies clean through the use of posters in the apartments||Spreading awareness about keeping water bodies clean through the use of posters in the apartments||Spreading awareness about keeping water bodies clean through the use of posters in the apartments|
The Delhi Jal Board and Us
In addition, we wrote to the Jal Board with our findings about the pollution levels in different water samples from around the city. We also gave them a detailed report of our research on using fruit peels as the common man’s water purifier. The Delhi Jal Board was very invigorated to know that there is a growing consciousness toward the difficulties of their profession. They told us that one of the major drawbacks they faced regarding provision of clean water was because of the set-up of illegal pumps which severely depleted the groundwater reserves. This led us to the realization that the government isn't to blame alone. But also, US- the citizens who by hook and crook get what we desire.
They highly appreciated our work on water purification and promised to work on inculcating it into the mainstream methods of water purification.
At the Delhi Water Board
|Exchanging information with Mr. Sunil Yadav, senior official at the Vigilance and Maintenance Department of the Jal (Water) Board||In conversation with Chief Engineer of Delhi Jal(Water) Board: Mr.R.S Tyagi|
Leaving A Mark
Creating awareness about the issue of water crisis and making people understand its implications was our primary aim. For this, we chose to focus on the curious minds of little kids and the much-required youthful spirit of young adults. We interacted with them, discussed the harsh consequences that might await us, lest the scarcity of water reach an alarming extent in the locality.
The kids were very enthusiastic about our initiative and volunteered to make pamphlets and posters, and to tell their peers and parents about the seriousness of the issue too. Some of the pictures put up have been drawn by these kids.
The adults gave us a lukewarm response. They were very interested in the solution we had to offer, for they believed it could make a difference.
While conducting the survey, we visited ten different areas of the city. In each, we talked to the general public about the water crisis and our solution. Enthused, they filled our survey forms that we intend to forward to the Delhi Jal Board (Delhi Water Board) for their reference, and for the benefit of the citizens of the city.