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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Celebration of World Water Day – 2014, Advocating WASH as basic Human rights

Celebration of World Water Day – 2014, Advocating WASH as basic Human rights

CA members and WASH Advocates
To mark the World Water Day, 22 various organizations (INGOs, NGOs, Civil Society Networks, Government, Private Sector) which included Water-Aid, ENPHO & Paschim Paaila jointly organized the “Walk for Water” program on 22nd March 2014 at National Table Tennis Hall, Lainchaur. Almost, 500 participants gathered and walked all the way through Kings Way, Jamal and then concluded the walk in the same hall, with a formal program.
Network Coordinator of PP handover Appeal to CA
Paschim Paaila presented a drama to depict WASH as basic Human Rights and should be properly addressed on upcoming constitution which is under draft. The hardships faced in both rural and urban areas due to scarcity of safe drinking water, the potential risks of using unsafe drinking water and the deteriorating conditions of public toilets in the capital were also well presented in the drama.
Volunteers form PP Demonstrating Drama

The chief guest for the program was Hon. Vice Chairperson and Deputy Speaker of the Constituent Assembly Ms. Onsari Gharti Magar. Other distinguished guests included Hon. CA Member Kiran Yadav, Nepali Congress; Hon. CA Member Ananda Prasad Pokharel, UML; Hon. CA Member, Kunta Shahi, Rastriya Prajatantra Party ; Hon. CA Member, Dr. Shivji Yadav, Madhesi Jana Adhikar Forum and Former Environment Minister Mr. Ganesh Shah.

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