Mission Paani Waterthon: Akshay Kumar walks 21 km on treadmill to spotlight problem of water scarcity

Kumar also talked about easy ways of saving water. He said, for example, that guests should be offered only half a glass of water and that they can ask for more if they feel thirsty

FP Staff January 26, 2021 16:06:16 IST
Mission Paani Waterthon: Akshay Kumar walks 21 km on treadmill to spotlight problem of water scarcity

Actor Akshay Kumar hosting the Network18 initiative Mission Paani Waterthon. News18

In an effort to highlight the plight of women who have to travel long distances to fetch water, actor Akshay Kumar walked more than 21 kilomtres on a treadmill while hosting the Network18 initiative Mission Paani Waterthon.

He said that while running for half marathon, the athletes have been given water at every juncture, but in real life, we need to understand the dificulties faced by these hardworking women.

Earlier, he also talked about three easy ways of saving water. He said that we should offer only half a glass of water to the guests, and they can ask for more if they feel thirsty.

He also requested to use the small tap over urinals in order to save water.

His third suggestion was to install sensor taps in homes that can control the usage of water.

Kumar, while addressing the people on the need to conserve water, spoke on the many positives of hydrotherapy. The actor, who is a fitness junkie, has often spoken about his rigorous training sessions and he gave a sneak peek into how water helped him recover.

Hydrotherapy or aquatherapy is a form of activity performed in water to help with rehabilitation and recovery from hard training or serious injury. This has increasingly become a popular form of treatment and exercise for athletes.

The Mission Paani Waterthon, an initiative by News18 and Harpic India is set to bring together some of the biggest celebrities, leaders and changemakers to join hands for an initiative towards saving water and sustaining it for the generations to come.

The event will emphasise on ‘Paani Ki Kahaani, Bhaarat Ki Zubaani’, the theme to raise awareness about water crisis in India.

You can contribute to the cause by taking a Jal Pratigya. Visit www.news18.com/mission-paani

Watch the Waterthon LIVE here.

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