INTERNATIONAL RIVERS DAY
On March 7th, 2023, the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum organized an event to inaugurate International Rivers Day under the theme of Personhood Rights to Indus Rivers at different districts of Sindh. The event was attended by various communities, including youth and fishermen.
The event was aimed at raising awareness about the importance of rivers and their protection. The Indus River is a vital source of water and sustenance for millions of people in Pakistan. However, the river is facing many challenges, including pollution and negative human activities.
The theme of Personhood Rights to Indus Rivers emphasized the need for recognizing the rights of the river as a living entity, with its own inherent value and rights. This concept has been gaining momentum globally, with several countries, including New Zealand and India, granting personhood status to their rivers.
During the event, participants threw flowers into the sea and rivers as a symbol of their commitment to protect the Indus River and its ecosystem. This gesture highlights the need to recognize the river as a living entity that deserves respect and protection.
The Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum plans to continue the campaign until March 14th to raise awareness about the importance of rivers and their protection. They aim to involve more communities and stakeholders in this initiative to promote sustainable use of water resources and protect the ecosystem.
In conclusion, the inauguration of International Rivers Day under the theme of Personhood Rights to Indus Rivers was a significant event that highlighted the need to recognize the value and rights of rivers. The participation of various communities, including youth and fishermen, shows the importance of collective efforts in protecting our natural resources. The campaign’s continuation until March 14th will further raise awareness and promote sustainable use of water resources.