To celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to mark the 75th anniversary of India's independence, the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti in collaboration with National Dam Safety Authority, Central Water Commission, Teesta and Bhagirathi Damodar Basin Organization and Teesta –V NHPC Balutar, Gangatok organized an outreach programme under the aegis of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM)" on the theme " Promoting Dam Tourism" at Teesta Dam.
The following activities were performed:
Awareness Programme on Improved water resources management to People of Teesta Dam command.
"Tree Plantation campaign" near Teesta- V Power Station NHPC Ltd. to sensitize common people regarding the role of trees with regard to water conservation, improving water quality and quantity, reducing soil erosion, water infiltration, groundwater recharge and increase in biodiversity in the area.
Painting competition of school children on the theme of water conservation/ importance of dams towards water etc. and prize distribution was organized.
Organization of Cultural Programm with the involvement of common people and local authorities thereby promoting the local traditions/culture & increasing awareness through Cultural Events/ musical performances/ stage performances etc. A large cross-section of people representing different demographic age groups attended the event.
Hon’ble Governor Sh. Laxman Prasad Acharya, Govt. of Sikkim, Departmental staff, senior leaders, school children, local bodies etc participated in the event with great enthusiasm. Around 300 participants from the neighbouring locality came to participate in the event.