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Chennai Joins ‘India Virtual Marathon’ to Save Water

  • Posted on September 3, 2023
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  • By Stiti pragnya padhy
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Indian Plumbing Association (IPA) launched Chennai’s first edition of IPA Neerathon on September 3, 2023, at Olcott Memorial Senior Secondary School in Besant Nagar.

The virtual marathon race kicked off at 5:00 a.m. from Alcott Memorial. It wrapped up around 7:30 a.m. in MRC Nagar, Chennai. 

Participants had the option to choose from three categories in the 'India Virtual Marathon'. The categories were 3 km, 5 km, and 10 km.

Chennai hosts the 'India Virtual Marathon' to promote water conservation.

'Neerathon,' a virtual marathon, was hosted by the Indian Plumbing Association (IPA) with the aim of raising awareness about water conservation in India. 

As a part of their water awareness festival, IPA initiated various campaigns to promote the importance of preserving water resources. Today, in the early morning, several individuals enthusiastically participated in the marathon, 'running' for the cause of water conservation.

Chennai Joins ‘India Virtual Marathon’ to Save Water
The virtual marathon race kicked off at 5:00 a.m. from Alcott Memorial. It wrapped up around 7:30 a.m. in MRC Nagar, Chennai.

Gurmit Singh Arora, IPA National President, also took part in the marathon and conveyed that people should remember to "conserve, reserve, reclaim" when it comes to our precious water resources.

Arora stated, “Currently our population has crossed 1.43 billion and we are 17.35 per cent of the world’s population but we have only 4 per cent of freshwater of the world." 

He further added, "We all know that 75 per cent of water goes for agriculture, and if there is a shortage of water there will be a shortage of food, so we all must conserve, reserve, and reclaim our water used water to make sure that we make a country water positive."  

In the end, Arora, on behalf of IPA, appealed to the people to save water.

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