My inspiration Priya Verma and her story
Eighteen year Priya is a student,writer,innovator, environmentalist,artist,social worker, youth leader, change maker, and a state, national and international award holder in the field of environment protection and community service and working for the betterment of the world. Writing is her passion since my childhood. She began to write for school magazines and news papers when she was ten year of age and continued her writings. While writing and going through various news reports she found that the due to over pumping of water for drinking, irrigation, domestic, commercial and agricultural use the underground water level of various states like Punjab, Haryana , Himachal Pradesh and other states of India is going down at an alarming rate which has created a serious threat to the underground water resources. She realized, if nothing has been done to stop this, it will have a devastating effect on our environment and earth. Protecting water sources is vital to conservation of all species which are extincting very fast.
Keeping in view of gravity of the situation she has innovated useful techniques of rainwater harvesting to increase the underground water resources which is useful to the entire world. The innovative techniques/ideas given in her project “Increasing Underground Water Resources” has been recognized by the Govt. of India, UNEP and organizations worldwide. The useful eco-friendly innovative techniques are Funnel System, Polythene cover System, Less Water for Plants-Growing plants in sand, gravel, liquid without adding soil, Pits/ recharge well system and other useful ideas in to save water resources. These techniques/ ideas suggested in the project are universally applicable, globally novel, non-obvious, cost effective, eco-friendly, utilitarian and can be applied anywhere in the world to save precious underground water resources in the world to preserve water for the future generation and to save the earth and environment to become a desert.
This project has been displayed in the International Project Gallery-2007 by the UNEP (Volvo adventure) at Goteburg, Sweden, telecasted in the pogo channel on 12-11-2006, copies has been sent to UNO, UNDP, UNICEF,WB, Water aids UK, and other national and international organization with the appeal to adopt these useful techniques to save precious water..
Since no one is cared about the depleting conditions of under groundwater resources she has highlighted the devastating impact of the decreasing level of the underground water level in the world on plants, trees and forests to save the eco system and created awareness to save the environment and life on earth. Her appeal is to all the countries to adopt these useful techniques to save water for the future generations to save environment and life on the earth.
Besides this she is a strong supporter of youth power and women empowerment. She is the founder of the non profit website cywe.org and working for the cause of child, youth, woman and environment since 2006 and managing with her own resources without any financial support from anyone. She is the recipient of Diana award in 2009 and United Nations Outstanding Youth Achiever Award 2010 and has received the highest award of honor the “National Youth Award-2007” from Govt. of India for her contribution to the nation for creating awareness and has also received many other awards and honors for her outstanding work. She is a member and scholar of various international women, youth, writers, environmental and educational organizations. She has penned more than 1000 articles on youth , women, environmental and other burning issues of the society published in print and media and created awareness among the masses. She is a role model of women’s and youths and working for the betterment of the world. She has been the winner of the International women’s day Award 2011 by internationalwomensday.org and international women’s network , USA on the 100th anniversary of international day in which 176 countries of the world are participating and her nomination is posted in their website for public inspiration which is really a great honor to her outstanding work. The aim of this story writing is to inspire the young generation and to create awareness to save our natural resources to save life, environment and earth.