Mysuru: Certificates were distributed to 31 participants, who took part in the bike rally, organised by Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI), with the theme ‘Save water for the future’ at a programme organised at YHAI premises in Gokulam 2nd Stage here this morning.
Mysuru Ramakrishna Ashrama’s Swami Mokshaatmanandaji, speaking as the chief guest on the occasion, said that the bike rally with the theme ‘Save Water’ was very purposeful. Pointing out that only 7.5 percent of water available on land is fit for domestic use, the Swamiji explained the need for most judicious use of water, as water is becoming a scarce commodity with each passing day.
He highlighted the need for educating the public on various water conservation methods, with focus on rain water harvesting.
Former MLC D. Madegowda, who is also the YHAI State President, said that there were concerns over drawing up activities when the YHAI was opened here. But the concerns were soon addressed, with Mysuru and Shivamogga Units joining hands in taking up key issues involving the public, he said and added that YHAI – Mysuru has drawn up many purposeful programmes in the coming months.
YHAI State Working President Purushottam, Mysuru Unit President Ravi Kumar and others were present.
The bike rally, which was flagged off from the city on May 15, traversed through various places in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, before returning to the city this morning.
The rally was aimed at creating awareness on water conservation and its benefits to tourists and other members of the public.