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World Water Day: Why We Celebrate It

Every year on the 22nd of March, the World Water Day is celebrated to focus on the importance of water and the need to preserve it.

Water is important for a healthy body. We all know that. This is why the United Nations General Assembly designated this day in 1993, 25 years ago, to call attention towards the water-related challenges we face. The main symbol for the day is the shape of a blue drop of water.

World Water Day. Photo credit: Twitter

This year, the theme for World Water Day is “Nature for Water” to explore natural solutions to the water challenges the world currently faces in the 21st century.

The quantity and quality of water that is available for human consumption today has been affected by damaged ecosystems. Now, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; it affects their health, education and general livelihood.

Due to this knowledge, the UN member states and agencies and various other NGOs have become involved in the promotion of clean water conservation and has helped focus the attention of people on all the critical issues of water. They also promote the supply of clean and purified water.

As we mark this very important day, we should recognise the vital role water has in our lives and reflect on how important it is that we continue to work to ensure that someday everyone is able to take advantage of this important resource in the same ways we enjoy today.

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