JAMMU, Oct 9: Bharti Infratel, one of the largest telecom tower infrastructure providers in India, in association with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is organizing ‘Jal Tarang’, a festival to celebrate the values imbibed by Project FLOW (Facilitating Learning On WASH), in Jammu. Cleanliness drives, health camps, film screenings, exhibitions, competitions and interactive sessions are prominent features of the day-long event that will promote the concept of ‘Water as an elixir of life’.
On the occasion, Darshan Lal, Joint Director, Directorate of School Education, Jammu, said, “Keeping the high importance of fresh water in mind, Bharti Infratel, with active cooperation of TERI, has taken a noble initiative of spreading awareness to the masses all over India regarding proper use of water so that we may not face water crisis for the future generations. I, on behalf of my Directorate of School Education, Jammu, thank all organisers, including NGOs, for this noble cause.”
Bharti Infratel launched Project FLOW in 2015 in partnership with TERI with an aim to translate awareness and knowledge into action by educating school children on Water, Sanitation And Hygiene (WASH) issues and providing access to safe water solutions in schools. Presently, 63 schools across six cities (Bhubaneswar, Ranchi, Indore, Panipat, Guwahati and Jammu) are benefitting from the initiative.
On the occasion, Sanjay Saxena, Circle Business Head – Jammu & Kashmir, Bharti Infratel, said, “We are proud to implement Project FLOW in Jammu. I hope that the 10 schools, which we work with, get maximum benefit from our interventions. The success of the programme lies in the fact that schools partner with us and take ownership of interventions that are being implemented in the school. We wish good luck to all the schools.”
Sharing thoughts on sensitizing the future generation, Taru Mehta, Fellow and Area Convener, EEA, TERI, said, “It is a pleasure to work with Bharti Infratel and we are fortunate to receive their support for such a cause. At TERI, we are constantly fighting the odds and working hard towards sensitizing people, especially young students about the WASH standards in conjunction with the Swachh Bharat Mission and providing access to safe water solutions to selected schools.”