“There is a pertinent need to understand the objective behind the observance of days such as World Water Day so that the desired results can be achieved rather than such observance becoming a ritual,” said D. Satheesh Kumar, Chairman, of Mettupalayam Municipality. He was speaking at a function organised to observe the World Water Day, after students took out a rally.

He said we should realise that there was an impending water scarcity, global warming and the reasons for it. Judicial use of water and conserving ecology were essential to ensure that water would not become a scarce commodity for the future generation.