The Dholakia Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hari Krishna Export Pvt. Ltd., hosted a momentous Check Dam Foundation Laying Ceremony for the first five key lakes at Luvariya, Gujarat. The event was elevated to new heights with the presence of the 14th President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji, and the Governor of Gujarat, Shri Acharya Devvrat Ji, along with more than 30 esteemed 2022 Padma Awardees, guests, and local villagers.
The five lakes for which the foundations were laid include De Beers Lake, Signet Inspire Love Lake, Helzberg Lake, UN 2023 Water Conference Lake, and Watches & Jewellery Initiative 2030 Lake. The construction of these check dams is aimed at improving water management in the region and addressing long-term water security issues.
With the construction of these lakes, the Foundation aims to enhance water conservation efforts in the region, ensuring a more sustainable water supply for the local population and improving the overall ecosystem. This project will benefit not only the people residing in the area but also the agriculture sector and wildlife, as it will help recharge groundwater and provide a stable source of water for irrigation and natural habitats.
Savji Dholakia expressed gratitude, stating that their work has been acknowledged by the United Nations through special accreditation for the UN 2023 Water Conference happened in New York, which was made possible due to the unwavering support of local authorities and villagers. Governor of Gujarat, Shri Acharya Devvrat Ji, commended the project, stating, "Savjibhai's remarkable efforts in transforming a dry river into a recharged source of water for both drinking and farming purposes for the villagers are truly praiseworthy."
14th President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji, conveyed his admiration for the project, remarking, "My visit to Amreli has been truly worthwhile, as I see the potential for tourism development in this region. I encourage Savjibhai Dholakia to persist with the gatherings of Padma Awardees. I will personally take the initiative to bring together the 700 recipients whom I have had the honour of awarding during my five-year tenure."
In conclusion, the Dholakia Foundation's Check Dam Foundation Laying Ceremony not only highlights the organisation's commitment to addressing water security issues but also showcases the power of collaboration between various stakeholders. The presence of distinguished guests such as President Ram Nath Kovind, Governor Acharya Devvrat, and
numerous Padma Awardees emphasise the importance of this project for the region's sustainable development. As the construction of these check dams progresses, the Foundation remains dedicated to improving the
quality of life for local residents, supporting the agricultural sector, and promoting the conservation of natural resources.