Rivers Day

Almost every country in the world has at least one river flowing through it. There may be many other important waterways. To ensure that these important bodies of water are properly celebrated and cherished, River Day aims to remind people of the importance of all waterways in the world to us. Many human activities have caused pollution and damage to many important waterways in the world, which are dangerous to the people who often use rivers as water sources and vehicles and the ecosystems that may live in them. River Day is to celebrate the waterways of the world. This is a day that emphasizes the importance of rivers and aims to raise awareness and encourage people to protect our important and beautiful rivers.

History of World Rivers Day

 In 2005, the United Nations launched the Decade of Water for Life to raise awareness of the need for better water management. Subsequently, World Rivers Day was launched at the proposal of Mark Angelo, an internationally renowned river representative. The proposal to celebrate the global event of the river is based on the success of BC River Day, which was established and led by Mark Angelo in Western Canada since 1980, and the proposal has been passed. River lovers from all over the world gathered to organize the first WRD event. The first event in 2005 was a huge success, and dozens of countries celebrated River Day.

 Rivers are a healthy freshwater environment, providing water for drinking, planting, manufacturing, energy and transportation. Rivers are vital to humans and animals and must be carefully managed because they are not always flowing enough. This is a day that emphasizes the importance of rivers and aims to raise awareness and encourage people to protect our important and beautiful rivers. From the beginning, the river has been very helpful to people all over the world. They provide water to quench their thirst, fertilize their land, provide communication means for goods to move from one place to another, provide food, energy, entertainment, and of course water for irrigation and drinking. The river provides us with fresh drinking water. It is one of the largest freshwater springs. Approximately 96% of the water body is composed of salt water that cannot be absorbed by humans. We have to rely heavily on rivers for drinking water. The river not only affects this place, but also affects people, their customs, customs, traditions and way of life. In addition to providing water for household and agricultural needs, rivers also enable people to move from one place to another through water. We can all do several things to protect our river. This includes the use of environmentally friendly body products and biodegradable cleaners. Eventually, these chemicals will be washed into the sewers, which means they will eventually return to our rivers. Such changes can make the world different. Other tips include turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth, scheduling a shower, and keeping the dishwasher or washing machine fully loaded. Small changes like this can make a big difference.

This is the way to celebrate the day of the river We can all participate in River Day in many ways. Maybe you can find local activities, such as garbage cleaning or garbage collection on the beach. There are many different activities aimed at getting people to actively contribute to the improvement of local rivers. We can celebrate River Day by arranging events. It is a good idea to choose an activity that uses local resources and expertise and solves local problems, customs and interests. It is a good idea to involve various community organizations and groups and get local support. Contact local businesses, hospital foundations, governments and local schools. We can also contact local stakeholders, including environmental organizations, recycling associations, cultural clubs, music clubs, art clubs, daycare centers, oarsmen and bird watchers. No matter how you plan to spend your next river day, we believe you will appreciate the local waterways more than you do now. If everyone does this, imagine how clean our river is!

About the Author:  Farjana Yeasmin Nishita is a Public Relationship Officer, Certified Youth Advocate, And a Researcher. She is also a member of Eco Club Bangladesh.