In a measure to combat problem related to shortage & cleanliness of drinking water, which has become a major national concern countrywide, Akal Academies have started installing heavy-duty Swiss made Ultra-filtration water treatment plants in their rural schools.
The project implementation of these state-of-the-art purification systems is sponsored & supported by Punjab & Sind Bank, taken up as a measure under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). After PFC and SJVN, PSB has been quite sympathetic to the needs of rural India in their CSR spends by holding hands for The Kalgidhar Trust in their noble mission of ‘Rural Transformation’.
The current project is aimed at covering 4 Akal Academies viz. Chunni Kalan, Reethkheri, Balbehra and Baru Sahib.The first phase of the project saw its successful completion on 8th Sept when the first state-of-art Swiss Plant was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner, Mohali, Mr. T.P.S. Sidhu at Akal Academy, Chunni Kalan.
“Problem of pollution is affecting every aspect of our life & environment, because of which several deadly diseases are spreading. Water is most critical need of every being & since polluted water is contaminating clean drinking water, the water-borne diseases have grown deadly,” stated DC Mr.Sidhu, “I also appreciate Akal Academies’ system of providing higher-education blended with spirituality to the students.”
In our country, every year, an estimated 3.77 crore people fall prey to water-borne diseases, in which the count of children remains very high, stated Mr. Iqbal Singh Bhatia, GM Punjab & Sind Bank, who presided over the inauguration event.
~ Ramandeep Singh
~ New Delhi, 10th Sep ’13