Jal Symposium is an on-campus national event being organized by the Center for Water, Rishihood University where thought-leaders, practitioners, social entrepreneurs, government leaders, and more are coming together.
Under the guidance of our Founding Chancellor Shri Suresh Prabhu, Rishihood University is taking strategic initiatives on water to work on each and every challenge related to water and water resources. In a collaborative approach, we are working with, and proposed to work with, all organizations working on these issues and the public-at-large.
As an important outcome of this symposium, we are launching the ‘Jal Rakshak’ fellowship. Through Jal Rakshak, we will train youth volunteers and entrepreneurs across the country. The inaugural batch is to train 750 jal rakshaks, one in each district of India. The jal rakshaks will work with social organizations, district government, spiritual leaders, and the people in their respective districts and will be prepared to become water entrepreneurs, ready to lead the citizens.
Water is one of the most important issues of our times. To create future innovators and problem-solvers, we are launching Jal Rakshak, a platform to bring the nation together on this issue.
On 15th August 2022, India will celebrate 75 years of independence. To celebrate the national spirit, we are launching Jal Rakshak fellowship as a one year program from September 2021 to August 2022. Jal Rakshak is emerging as a nationwide consortium on water reaching out to 130 crore people of India.
Through Jal Rakshak, India’s water sector experts will train youth volunteers and entrepreneurs across the country. The inaugural batch will consist of 750 jal rakshaks, one in each district of India. The jal rakshaks will work with social organizations, district government, spiritual leaders, and the people-at-large, and will be prepared to become water entrepreneurs.
Director – Govardhan Eco Village, ISKCON
Former IAS Officer
Managing Trustee, Pani Panchayat
750 corporate partners are joining this initiative as part of their CSR.
Several NGOs, innovators, and government officials are doing inspirational work on water. Our fellows will directly work with them to learn and create an impact. We are collaborating with 750 partners, one in each district, to host the fellow.
After the initial training of one month at the campus, the fellows will be regularly provided online mentorship and training. The Jal Rakshak mentors will also travel to the districts to meet and guide the fellows.