JAL DIWAS was celebrated at KIIT Deemed to be University on 22nd July, 2019 as part of the JAL SHAKTI ABHIYAN initiated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi to emphasize on Jal Sanchay or Water Conservation and Water Resource Management.
The event commenced with the inauguration by Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, Vice-Chancellor, KIIT DU in the presence of Prof. Banu Gopal Mohapatra, Dean, School of Civil Engineering; Prof. Sanjib Moulick Assoc. Dean, School of Civil Engineering and Dr. Shyam Sundar Behura, Dy. Director, Student Services.
The guests stressed on the importance of water conservation and reuse of treated water. They sensitized the student community regarding rain water harvesting, renovation and rejuvenation of water bodies and intensive afforestation. After the inauguration the students carried out a plantation drive by planting saplings. This followed by a Nukkad Natak by the students of School of Civil Engineering creating awareness about water conservation and portraying the relevance of Jal Shakti Abhiyan.