Hari Niwas Hotels & Resorts, DPS Jammu awarded for best water management

TNN Bureau. Updated: 3/18/2023 12:29:21 PM Jammu and Kashmir

JAMMU: Ranvijay Singh of Hari Niwas Hotels & Resorts group was conferred the ‘Best Water Management - Hotels' award and ‘Best Water Management - School' award for 2022-2023 at World Water Ceremony, New Delhi.
The chief guest, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister Jal Shakti presided over the ceremony and the distinguished guests of honour were Sister Shivani from the Brahma Kumaris, NaorGilon, Ambassador of Israel to India and Sri Lanka, Umesh Kumar Sharma - Director, Water Digest; Anupama Madhok Sud, Editor & Director, Water Digest while Dr. Benno Boer, Programme Specialist and Chief of Section-Natural Sciences, UNESCO joined virtually and gave a special video address.
Achievements of country's top Water Warriors were celebrated at the star-studded gala gathering of more than 200 national and international guests for the most coveted World Water Awards wherein the winners were felicitated under 34 coveted categories acknowledging the distinguished work carried out by the government and private bodies, NGOs, schools and colleges, RWAs and individuals to treat recycle and conserve water.
In the category of ‘Best Water Management - Hotels', Hari Niwas Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd, a royal heritage legacy, won the award. The water & waste management in this hotel is being done with a sewerage treatment plant, rainwater harvesting, least use of water in washrooms, installation of water use efficiency systems and through landscaping for minimising water usage.
Another commendable award in the category of ‘Best Water Management - School' was won by Delhi Public School, Jammu. In the school, before the adoption of required measures, water consumption was 40 per cent higher than the annual record.
After applying the suitable measures, the annual consumption has decreased considerably. The Water Digest Awards are supported by the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti while the award ceremony was organized by Water Digest, India's premier Water magazine acting as the mouthpiece of the water industry since 2006.
Speaking on the occasion, Ranvijay Singh said: "Water Conservation is the dire need of the hour for a sustainable society as the pressure caused by urbanization, increasing global population and climate change have caused water scarcity which is now also becoming a critical global issue.
He further said: "Our staff at Hari Niwas Hotel and DPS Jammu have taken the responsibility as Water Warriors to prevent water wastage and are taking necessary steps for water conservation." Ranvijay urged the citizens of Jammu to use the water resources judiciously. Ajatshatru Singh, President RCT; Ritu Singh, Pro-Vice Chairperson, DPS Jammu; S.S Sodhi, Director, DPS Jammu congratulated Ranvijay Singh and the staff of Hari Niwas Hotels and Resorts and DPS school for the glorious achievement.

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