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Updated: 03/13/2013 00:04 | By Channel NewsAsia

35,000 to gather to spread message of water conservation

35,000 to gather to spread message of water conservation


35,000 to gather to spread message of water conservation

SINGAPORE: As part of World Water Day celebrations, 35,000 people will gather this Saturday at various sites to spread the message of water conservation.

The theme of the celebrations is "Every Drop Counts".

There will be a variety of activities, including kayaking, dragon boating, cycling, kite flying and outdoor yoga sessions.

Celebrations will kick off with "shower dances" at Marina Barrage, Lorong Halus Wetland, Kallang River @ Bishan—Ang Mo Kio Park, Jurong Lake, Lower Seletar Reservoir and Geylang River.

The dance will reflect in its own way the importance of water conservation, specifically, taking showers in under five minutes.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Vivian Balakrishnan will join in the celebrations at Marina Barrage.

In conjunction with PUB’s 50th anniversary, the national water agency will be launching a stills/motions competition titled, "My Take on Water" during the celebrations.

The goal of this competition is to invite the public to share their view of water and how it has transformed or touched their lives.

Entries can be in the form of stills (e.g., photos, drawings, paintings, digital art) or motions (e.g., videos, short films, animation). The competition will run for five months.

World Water Day is held annually on March 22 to raise awareness on the importance of fresh water and water sustainability.

— CNA/xq

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