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World Water Day was declared by the United Nations in 1993, and every year on March 22, World Water Day is celebrated around the world. Water is seen as an important factor for the future existence of people as human needs increase in line with the increase in world population.

By 2025, 40% of the world’s population will not have access to clean drinking water and will be affected by water scarcity. The objective of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board, which is well aware of this reality, is to educate school students about the value of tap water, water security and avoiding water crisis and to build a better environment for it.

The following matter has been brought to the attention of the United Nations on the celebration of World Water Day. Accordingly, the 2024 World Water Day is to encourage people to take action to change the way they use and manage water for the sake of global trade, which is indicated as the basis of water peace.

Theme – “Water for Peace”

• Essay Competition
Creations could be submitted in Sinhala, Tamil and English should not be more than 350 words in length. Entrants could participate in junior and senior sections.

• Art Competition
Creations should be 17’’ x 23’’ in size. Any colouring media could be used. Entrants could participate in junior and senior sections.

• Competition Conditions
From Grade 1 to Grade 8 will be considered as the Junior Section and over Grade 8 will be considered as the Senior Section. Competitions will be judged by panels of veterans in the relevant fields and the decision of the Panel of Judges will be final.

• Prizes (Essay and Art Competition)
1st Place – Rs.10,000 with certificate
2nd Place – Rs.7,500 with certificate
3rd Place – Rs.5,000 with certificate

Certificates will be awarded to the top 10 contestants in each category

Download Application ⬇️

• Accepting creations
Entries should be sent to the address given below before 28th February 2024

Corporate Communication Unit
National Water Supply and Drainage Board
P.O. Box No. 14, Galle Road, Ratmalana
Enquiries: 011-2635254