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Neerathon promotes rain-water harvesting

The Wildlife Awareness and Conservation Club (WACC) of St. Joseph’s ollege (Autonomous) in association with Namma Bengaluru Foundation launched on Saturday, December 8, the Neerathon 2k19 — a marathon that aims to spread awareness about water conservation — at the Wild 8.0 fest.

WACC Chief Programme Coordinator Shilpa Pradeep said the marathon’s main goal is to raise funds with which to promote rain-water harvesting in government-run schools “When we were on a retreat programme, we happened to come across a dried-up well. That’s when it struck us that we should do something to preserve whatever water is left on our land and find a way to spread an awareness regarding this issue,” she said This would be the second time in a row that the college will facilitate Neerathon.

Given the marathon’s previous success in garnering the attention of more than 2,000 supporters and participants, Neerathon 2k19 anticipates an even larger reach.


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