Every drop of water is precious! Even if we are not facing water scarcity, that does not mean we can waste it or stop valuing it. This year we are celebrating World Water Day with the idea of learning to appreciate water and the article below talks about the same.
Water is one of the fundamental things required to survive among air, energy, and land. However, its value is not limited to the country’s economy but has values in spiritual, aesthetic, and environmental terms:-
- Environmental Value of Water:
We need water at our homes, schools, offices, or everywhere we go. But have wondered we are not the only one who needs it? Our ecosystem also needs water so that the natural system can function without a hitch. If the plants and animals around us will not get proper moisture and nourishment, do you think we will survive? No, because these are a crucial part of our ecosystem, the ecological balance will worsen without them. Hence, for our exact functioning, the ecosystem needs protection and water.
- Spiritual Value of Water:
The spiritual value of water is not limited to India only. It has its association with various other countries also. It is deemed a way of purification, healing, and protection. Water is considered holy and is sprinkled on idols and us before any ritual or puja. The river Ganga, which had said to be originated from Lord Shiva’s hair, flowing through the Himalayas and is worshipped as a Goddess; and it is a symbol of purification of the soul.
In Christianity, there is a sacrament rite called baptism, in which you are immersed in water, resulting in the recipient being a part of the Christian community. Here water is the symbol of divine life. The baptism process took inspiration from the dying process of Jesus Christ, which symbolizes, we bid goodbye to an old life, and a new life walks in.
- Aesthetic Value of Water:
There is an aesthetic beauty in the water. Sometimes looking at the vast ocean, which seems like meeting the sky at the end, and the big waves flapping by our feet is calming and soothing. After a long day from work, the sensation of water pouring on our bodies relaxes our stiff muscles. The sound of water falling from rocks, a stream falling into a lake, or even rain can evoke a sigh of relief and peace in us.
From above, we see that water cannot be taken for granted as it is vital in every aspect of life, from our primary requirement to psychological relief. So, this year, let’s join hands together to spread awareness among people about valuing water.