Very grateful to water for protecting living organisms
Water is essential not only for human beings but also for animals. Helping civilizations grow. Water, one of the five elements, is the foundation of all civilizations in the world. Water is considered and worshiped as ‘Mother’ in Indian culture. Water is worshiped as ‘Ganga Mata’ during religious ceremonies, weddings, anniversaries, festivals, fairs and festivals. Even today there are traditionalists who don’t want to dip their footwears in water or enter water storage areas. Drinking water is the first part of entertaining a guest at home. The importance given to this by Indians is unforgettable.
Considered to be the first civilization in the world, the Egyptian civilization was located on the banks of the Nile River. The Indus Civilization developed on the banks of the Sindhu – Saraswati Rivers, the Mesopotamian Civilization on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, and the Chinese Civilization on the banks of the Hoyang Ho and Yang Siki Yang rivers. The Inca Civilization Rivers provided shelter to the civilizations found on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
This kind of behavior is also seen in birds, animals and all organisms that live in groups. They make their habitats near rivers and ponds. An example of that is West Bengal’s Sunderbun, Kaziranga, Gir, Jim Corbett, Nilgiris, Vandalur and hundreds of forests where animals are abundant. Similarly, they live in Bandipur, Nagarhole, Dandeli, Anashi, Kudremukh forest areas of Karnataka.
( It is in Kannada proverb)
Strategic areas are identified for the rivers for agriculture and large and medium dams are constructed. Especially where there are valleys, it is customary to build between the hillocks which form a natural barrier on either side. There is a practice of collecting water and draining it from time to time. Multi-Purpose River Projects India’s history through Five Year Plans is an exciting one. Apart from that, hydropower generation is also promising. It has now passed a century.
So let’s use water adequately and sparingly as needed. If we all save drop by drop together, it will be a contribution to the next generation. In rainy season, make absorption pits and try to increase the groundwater level. Unnecessary wasting water should be avoided. This is our prime responsibility.