Bal Vihar to host Walk for Water event to raise awareness of the global water crisis

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)- The Center for Indian Cultural Education, also known as Bal Vihar of St. Louis, will be hosting a Walk for Water event April 16 to raise awareness for the water crisis on Earth. The event will also recognize the struggle of millions of people who walk miles everyday to fetch water for their daily use.

As part of the Walk for Water event, participants should bring a container of water in whatever size they feel comfortable carrying for one kilometer (.6 miles). To give us a demonstration this morning, the ladies of Bal Vihar brought a five-gallon jug of water for Kim Hudson to carry. Shoba Shekar and Surekha Bidap also spoke with Kim about how drastic the water situation has gotten in many areas of the world. The five-gallon jug carried by Kim simulates what one billion people across the planet go through daily to get drinking water.

The website Water.org reports 1 in 10 people (663 million) do not have access to safe drinking water. The World Economic Forum announced in January 2016 that the water crisis is the number one global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation).

Additional information:

Bal Vihar of St. Louis Walk for Water​
Saturday, April 16​
8:30 A.M. - Noon
Vlassis Park​, Shelter #1
Park Dr., Ballwin MO

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