The selection of the theme for this year Dasara “conservation of water” is very apt and the need of the hour. It needs to be appreciated for the thought of a current day issue to use as a theme to a state festival. With less rainfall in the region since several years, there should be a critical thinking about it and steps need to be taken at every level to conserve the water and to minimize its wastage. When in plenty no one bothers about it. As Dasara is a big congregation, the message can be effectively sent across the population. Officials should think of using all possible means of communications to propagate it not only during Dasara, but also after it. Strict measures are required to save water and existing water bodies from various pollutants. Public also should take this message positively and try to conserve water usage.
Dr S V N Vijayendra, Mysuru