International days are marked to educate the public on issues of concern, to address global problems and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. Each international day provides the community an opportunity to organize activities related to the theme and to create public awareness on the same. Organizations, governments, public and private sectors, schools, universities and citizens make international day a springboard for awareness raising actions. In this article let us check on World rivers Day 2022 -History, Activities, Quotes and Quiz. Worlds rivers day is observed on fourth Sunday of September.
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World Rivers Day 2022 – Tuesday, 27 September
In this article readers can get a glimpse on
- History and objective of world rivers day
- Different Types of River
- World rivers day Quotes
- Activities that can be observed on World rivers day
- World rivers day Quiz
History and Objective of World Rivers Day
On June 21, 2002, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Sheila Copps, signed a Ministerial Proclamation to declare that the second Sunday of June would be celebrated annually as Canadian Rivers Day. In British Columbia, Canadians had already been celebrating BC Rivers Day (founded by Mark Angelo) for over two decades and the day is now the largest rivers-related event in North America. This day was such a hit in British Columbia that there is now a World Rivers Day which was announced on June 29, 2005 and is celebrated annually on the last Sunday of September.In 2005, the United Nations launched the “Water for Life Decade” for a greater awareness of the need to take care for our water resources.
With rivers facing threats, active involvement of people is the need of the hour to maintain the health of the rivers. “Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense,” said Mark Angelo, internationally celebrated river conservationist and founder of World Rivers Day.
World rivers day highlights the values of our rivers, strives to increase public awareness, and encourages the improved stewardship of all rivers around the world. Rivers in virtually every country face an array of threats, and only through our active involvement can we ensure their health in the years ahead.
What are the Types of River – Different Types of River
The Perennial River
A perennial river, also known as a permanent river, never runs dry and keeps flowing throughout the year. Seasonal variations affect a river’s height and flow rate. However, most frequently, perennial rivers have reliable sources that guarantee their continued flow.
The Periodic River
Periodic rivers, commonly referred to as intermittent rivers, are rivers that flow seasonally rather than continuously. They typically only flow for one-to-three quarters of the year, and frequently only for a few days at a period.
World Rivers Day Activities 2022
The following activities can be observed on world rivers day
- Organise river clean up activities and work towards a sustainable environment.Contact local schools, government, hospital foundations, local businesses and interest groups such as birders, paddlers, daycares, art societies, music societies, heritage societies, recycling societies, and environmental groups. Contacting and enlisting the help of a variety of groups will help your event to diversify and it will, as have many others, evolve into not only a celebration of world river day, but a celebration of your community and its connection to rivers and the environment.
- Organize a treasure hunt on a river walk and see what your students can find. let them learn nature and it aspects as they observe the world rivers day
- Organize geography activities at school to let students identify the path of rivers on the map. Conduct it in an interesting manner using the Do it Yourself materials around.
- Quiz can be conducted at schools to let students learn more about the rivers of the world.
- Benefits of rivers can also be highlighted and the importance of rivers can be shared during an awareness campaign thus letting the community be aware of the importance of protecting the water resources
- Pollution can be checked in the local rivers and people can be made aware to avoid river pollution. Students at local schools can also be made aware on the pollution at rivers and educate them on the same too.
- Organise events that can focus on the wildlife that lives in our rivers. One example is to take part in a fish enhancement program that some local river organizations might be running near you.
- Protection of marine life can be ensured by educating the community on the same
- Projects can be set up at schools to educate the students on what is causing harm to marine pollution and thus let them campaign on the same
- Consumption of plastic can be reduced. plastic reduction campaign can be conducted and stop the dumping of plastics at rivers. Surveys can be conducted to check the usage of plastic and people can be educated on how to reduce it to protect our water resources.
World Rivers Day Quotes 2022
- “The river is one of my favorite metaphors, the symbol of the great flow of Life Itself. The river begins at Source, and returns to Source, unerringly. This happens every single time, without exception. We are no different. “– Jeffrey R. Anderson
- “Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?” That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.” – Siddhartha
- “Just as a drop of water in the ocean cannot avail much; but if a great river runneth into it, that maketh a great commotion.” – Jakob Bohme
- “The river was beautiful and wise. There were the two of them being happy in a new way. For here, there was no man, no woman, no master, no yellow, no black, no white. We, we who were, we are the same no longer” – David Paul Kirkpatrick
- “Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.” – Marcus Aurelius
- “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus
- “You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.” – Paulo Coelho
World Rivers Day Quiz 2022
1. Which of these is the world’s longest river?
A) The Yangtze
B) The Mekong
C) The Nile
D) The Amazon
2. Which of these is the world’s widest river?
A) The Yangtze
B) The Amazon
C) The Nile
D) The Congo
3. This river empties into the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil, has an estimated length of roughly 4,000 miles (6,400 km), and is largely surrounded by rainforest. What is the name of the longest river in South America?
A) Amazon river
B) Colarodo river
C) Orinoco river
D) Nile river
4. Where would you find the Irrawaddy River?
5. Running a length of approximately 1,900 miles (3,060 km) this river’s headwaters are located in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado. What is the name of this river that creates much of the natural border between Texas and Mexico?
A) Rio Grande
B) Colorado river
C) Yukon river
D) Indus river
6. How long is the River Nile?
7. The Tigris River runs through which three countries?
A) Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon
B) Libya, Egypt and Algeria
C) Iraq, Turkey and Syria
D) Syria, Lebanon and Israel
8. Australia’s longest river shares a name with a famous tennis player. Name that player
A) The Murray, shared with Andy Murray
B) The Seles, shared with Monica Seles
C) The Ashe, shared with Arthur Ashe
D) The Nadal, shared with Rafael Nadal
9. Which of the following river crosses the equator two times?
10. River Brahmaputra does not flows into…..
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