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Global Water Dance to raise water issues

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Sanskruti Centre of Cultural Excellence will be part of Global Water Dances, the first of its kind to raise awareness of issues such as water scarcity, pollution and fracking….reports Asian Lite News

 by . Global Water Dances is a biennial event orchestrating a multinational and community-oriented dance activity globally, taking place at water-related sites and involving several choreographers globally. The event aims to particularly raise consciousness on water crisis. A site-specific dance section follows the global section, ending with a participatory section by the audience.

Sanskruti has been marking World Water Day since 2017 and campaigning for water conservation and efficiency, in line with Paani Bachaao Jeevan Bachao (Save Water Save Life) initiative, and has been facilitating panel discussions on UN annual themes and using dance for environmental advocacy and promoting water issues.

The site specific section includes tribute to River Ganga on Adi Shankaracharya’s Ganga Stotra, symbolising Namami Gange, an Integrated Conservation Mission to clean Ganga for abatement of pollution, surface cleaning and rejuvenation of the waters for restoration of bio-diversity and several aquatic species.

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Ragasudha Vinjamuri

Releasing the information, choreographer and site leader for London event Ragasudha Vinjamuri says “Waste disposal into waters and water poverty are two serious problems that need both attention and action. Dancing for safe water has a huge impact globally. An event such as this enhances public awareness about the issues and we are glad and proud to be part of this global movement”. The event is taking place on 15 June afternoon, with dancers at 170 locations dancing simultaneously at the same local time throughout the world. Cllr Arien Areti and Cllr Philip Abraham, former Mayor of Loughton will be saying few words at a ritual before the dance in Central London. Chair of APPG for Dance, Nic Dakin MP has applauded Sanskruti and the dance participants and sent best wishes on the occasion.

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