Thoda sa chandan thodi si haldi thodi si roli. Aap sabhi ko hamari taraf se kyoki aa gayi hai holi.. (thoda sa isliya kyoki bachana hai pani)
Why Tilak Holi Here are some facts about water.
- 75 % of our earth is covered with water yet 1.4 billion people live without clean drinking water • Two-fifths of the world’s population lack access to proper sanitation • More than one-third of Africa‚ population lacks access to safe drinking water • 97 % of earth’s water is in the oceans. Only 3 % of the earth’s water can be used as drinking water. 75 % of the world’s fresh water is frozen in the polar ice caps.
- • More than 130 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean lack access to safe drinking water • Between 15 and 20 percent of the water used worldwide is not for domestic consumption, but rather for export • Three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, yet 98 percent is salt water and not fit for consumption. • Less than one percent of all the water on Earth is freshwater available for human consumption
- Water covers 75 per cent of the Earth’s surface — 97.5 per cent of that is salt water, only 2.5 per cent is freshwater. Icecaps and glaciers hold 74 per cent of the world’s freshwater. Almost all the rest is deep underground, or locked in soils as moisture or permafrost. Only 0.3 per cent of the world’s freshwater is found in rivers or lakes.
- Within 25 years, half the world’s population could have trouble finding enough freshwater for drinking and irrigation.
- Currently, over 80 countries, representing 40 per cent of the world’s people, are subject to serious water shortages. Conditions may get worse in the next 50 years as populations grow and as global warming disrupts rainfall patterns.
- A third of the world lives in water stressed areas where consumption outstrips supply. West Asia faces the greatest threat. Over 90 per cent of the region’s population is experiencing severe water stress, with water consumption exceeding 10 per cent of renewable freshwater resources.
- One in six people still have no regular access to safe drinking water.
- More than twice that number (2.4 billion people) lack access to adequate sanitation facilities.
- In Africa, 300 million people—40 per cent of the population—live without basic sanitation and hygiene, an increase of 70 million since 1990. ———————————————————————-
Quite a few of us understood the gravity of the situation and moved on to celebrate dry Holi – using only gulal. No doubt we saved a lot of water playing dry Holi; but what about the clothes we spoiled with colors; didn’t we waste so much water trying to rinse them? It was like, doing all the hard work to get to the top, and then jumping off the very last step! This time things are even worse – we can’t even afford the dry Holi celebration. This time let us all celebrate Tilak Holi – let us all greet our family and friends with a colored Tilak! Let us act like responsible citizens and show the world that “we care”. Let us join the Tilak Holi and support to noble cause.. MESSAGE Org. awareness with sensitivity