JMA which started with an enrollment of 60 students for the Nursery, LKG, First Junior and Class1 has grown today till Class VIII with well over 500 students presently. Over the years, the founding Principal of JMA, Mrs Booma Natarajan has ensured that the school follows the rich tradition of observing various days of national and international importance on a regular basis to increase the current awareness among the enrolled children.
Following the clarion call by UN, starting from the year 1993 countries across the globe observe 22 March every year as World Water Day - WWD and for the year 2012 the theme is: “Water and Food Security”. There is no doubt that indeed “The World is Thirsty because we are Hungry.”
It is well known that water is a basic requirement for all life and that water resources are facing increasing demands from, and competition among, users. Food production in fact accounts for 70% of all water use, more than the amount needed for domestic and industrial use combined. There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet earth today and by 2050 another 2 billion are expected to join. Statistically speaking although it can be said that each human drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every day, the fact remains that however most of the water humans ‘drink’ is embedded in the food eaten – for example producing 1 kilo of wheat consumes 1,500 litres of water while 1 kilo of beef production consumes 15,000 litres of water.
With a billion people in the world already living in chronic hunger and water resources under enormous pressure, it becomes necessary to carry out a series of actions across the food supply chain from producers to consumers to ensure access to nutritious food to everyone. The actions include following a healthier, sustainable diet; a culture of consuming less water-intensive products; reducing the scandalous food wastage which is said to be 30% of the food produced worldwide thus making the water used to produce it as down the drain; producing more food, of better quality, with less water; etc.
On 22 March 2012, JMA observed World Water Day with the Science Teacher Mrs Sangeeta Jangir giving an overview of the importance of the day and urged the children to conserve water in as many ways as possible and also spread the message to their near and dear as well far and wide.
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About JMA Pilani: Smt Jamuna Mishra Academy - JMA Pilani is a Co-educational English Medium School with Experienced Teachers, Spacious Classrooms and Modern Amenities Designed to impart Quality Education combined with All Round Personality Development and lay the Best Foundation for the Child's Future. For more details about JMA Pilani see http://www.jma-