Satyamev Jayate
02/21/2017 at 12:25. Facebook
A bold and moving appeal made by women from Janori village soon after attending our four-day long training programme on watershed development at the training centre in Wathoda last week:

"We want our family members to not spend any money on our funeral once we are gone; instead, we urge them to use that money on improving the conditions of our village today!"
Goodbyes, even temporary ones, can be hard. No wonder then, that when one of our residential training workshops concluded last week, 13 women participants from Nilanga taluka in Latur district could not hold back their tears. They even requested our team to let them attend the next batch of training, and added, "These workshops have not only dealt with water conservation issues, but have also...
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When you go to a doctor, she diagnoses your illness based on the symptoms you give her. Similarly, villagers who participate in our training programmes on watershed development become 'water doctors' during the residential workshop!

They fill up the ‘Jal Arogya and Village Health’ form that helps them figure out if their village has plenty or scarce water with the help of questions like: How...
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One of the core activities of Paani Foundation is conducting training workshops for the villagers who have applied to participate in the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup competition. While watershed development is a vast and complex issue, the workshops attempt to deepen the participants' interest and knowledge with the help of short films created by our team, visit to the village surroundings, talks...
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In training, there is nothing as valuable as experience. And when that experience involves a bit of meaningful sightseeing, it is all the more welcome! One of the major activities of our four-day training programme on watershed development involves a visit to the village surroundings (Shivar Pheri), so that the participants can see the work that has been implemented in the village and gauge...
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‘Atithi devo bhava.’

Clearly, the villagers we work with believe in this saying. When there was a need for accommodation and training space for the participants of our Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2017 training programmes, a number of villagers opened out their homes and their granaries. Touching, isn't it?
It makes us immensely happy that our Water Cup competition is not just a contest any more, but has become a movement! Several participants from Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2016, inspired by what their work on watershed development could achieve then, have taken it upon themselves to become trainers and mentors for this year's participants. Stay tuned as we bring you the details of their...
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Over the next two months, over 10,000 villagers will be trained on the science of watershed development at 19 training centres that have been specially set up by Paani Foundation.

We hope that our four-day training programmes equip the participants with the skills and knowledge that will help them win the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup for their village, and more importantly, help increase the...
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Great news! 2,024 villages to participate in Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2017 from the 30 selected talukas...

Starting 4th February, we will conduct a four-day training programme on watershed development for five people from each of these villages!
Heartening to see a great response from the Melghat region to a meeting organised to discuss the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup on 28th January. This place in Amravati district has a fascinating forest-rich landscape, but is known more for the severe health and hunger crisis that it has been facing for many decades.

We sincerely hope that our training programmes and the competition that we will...
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Today is the last day for villages from the 30 selected talukas to send their entry form for the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup competition that we will be organising!

A heartfelt 'thank you' to our taluka and zonal co-ordinators who have been interacting with hundreds of people every day in the recent past and encouraging them to work on the issue of water as well as responding to villagers'...
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Anpatwadi village's great work during Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2016 recognised in the form of a book cover on a government publication...
Even before the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2017 competition has begun, several villages across the thirty selected talukas of Maharashtra are creating awareness in their village about the competition organised by Paani Foundation and the importance of water conservation.

One of the villages in Yavatmal district sent us this video of a rally they organised a few days ago...
A letter from Aamir Khan addressed to the sarpanches of all villages eligible to participate in Satyamev Jayate Water Cup's second edition can be read here - [ Paanifoundation.in Link ]
Dear all,

Wish you a Happy Republic Day! May each one of us reflect harder on how we can make this world a better place...

Love,
Team Paani Foundation
Our preparations for Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2017 are on in full swing! These days, most of our senior team members are touring the districts where the competition will be held and discussing water conservation-related issues with the villagers and the local government officials.

In this photo: Paani Foundation CEO talking to the locals at Kevad village in Kaij taluka of Beed district.