The United States Consulate in Chennai in co-operation with Care Earth Trust, The Government of Tamil Nadu and the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service inaugurated the water Matters exhibition at the Periyar Science and Technology Centre in Chennai on February 10. The exhibition is open to public today so hurry! The exhibition is to be held till 29th February.
U.S. Counsul, General Robert Burgess said, “We invite the public, especially the youth, to explore challenges and solutions to sustainable water management through its interactive public exhibition. The U.S. Consulate is delighted to partner with the Smithsonian Institute and Care Earth Trust on this important initiative.”
The public is invited to attend the different water themed events ranging from lectures, workshops, to cultural programs across the city centric to water.
Tamil Nadu Government’s minister for Higher Education, Mr K.P. Anbalagan said, “We are thankful to the U.S. Consulate General along with the Smithsonian Institution for conducting this exhibition for the benefit of the people Of Tamil Nadu.”
Academy award Winner A.R. Rahman said, “ I congratulate the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai for setting up this exhibition to promote sustainable water management. Water is crucial to our life and we need to lifeguard our resources. It is important to make sure the next generation has clean water. I hope this exhibition will remind people to use water judiciously.
Care Earth Trust, managing trustee, Dr. Jayshree Vencatesan said, “ Chennai gets adequate rainfall, has four rivers and a sea shore. Yet it has either too much of water or too little. Water Matters through it’s public engagement, will strengthen the city dwellers’ ability to maintain their resilience and improve water conservation.”
The exhibition will be held from 11th to 29th February from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Periyar Science and Technology Centre, Kotturpuram.