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Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday that the Jal Shakti Ministry of the Centre is planning to launch a 100-day campaign called “Catch the Rain” to promote water conservation in the country. The Prime Minister made the remarks while speaking on the second ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio program of the year.

Water, according to the Prime Minister, is a collective gift from nature to humanity, and it is everyone’s collective responsibility to conserve this vital natural resource. For centuries, he said, water has been critical to humanity’s development.

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“Now is the best time to think about water conservation in the coming summer months… Only a few days ago, Magha Purnima was observed. The month of Magh is linked to rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water… For us, water is life, faith, and a source of development. In a way, water is more important than ‘Paras.’ Iron is said to be converted to gold by the touch of ‘Paras.’ Similarly, water is necessary for life “said the Prime Minister.

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He also mentioned Sant Ravidas, whose birth anniversary was observed on Magha Purnima yesterday. “Sant Ravidas Ji taught us to keep working, not to expect anything, and to be satisfied when we were finished. He instilled in his students the ability to think outside the box “Added the Prime Minister