Pune welcomes Jal Dindi with joy and zest

Lauding the Sarva Jal Abhiyan launched by Delivering Change Foundation and Sakal Media Group, Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Dilip Walse Patil, said the campaign would serve the important purpose of educating people about water conservation.


The Jal Dindi from Lenyadri which reached Pune on Thursday,28th August, received a huge welcome. Walse Patil was speaking at the programme organised to welcome the Dindi at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch.

MP Vandana Chavan, MP Anil Shirole, MLA Girish Bapat, MLA Bhimrao Tapkir, deputy mayor Bandu Gaikwad, additional collector Sham Deshpande, managing director of Finolex Industries Saurabh Dhanorkar, managing director of Netafim Vikas Sonawane were present.

Walse Patil said that Sarva Jal Abhiyan is another unique initiative by Sakal Group that aims at welfare of the society. Tanishka Women’s Dignity Forum, Tandurust Bandobast etc are examples of social consciousness of Sakal Media Group. Both, chairman of the Group Pratap Pawar and managing director Abhijit Pawar have been keen on this, he said.

“The people need to be educated about water issues. New technology and innovative ideas which facilitate less use of water for domestic, agriculture and industrial purposes need to be taken to the people and Sarva Jal Abhiyan is doing this. Considering the increasing conflicts between regions for water, this initiative was the need of the hour,” said Walse Patil.

Saurabh Dhanorkar said that Finolex was happy to be associated with the cause. Finolex is the main sponsor of Jal Dindi while Netafim is the co-sponsor. Vikas Sonawane congratulated Sakal for the initiative.

Ealier, Neela Mehendale presented the Parjanya Sukta. Anamika Group presented a Bharud with the message of water conservation. The members of Tanishka Women’s Dignity Forum performed Jal Pujan of the holy water brought from Lenyadri.