Ancient(प्राचीन) water body to be revived in Tamil Nadu
A non-governmental organisation, the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) has initiated (शुरू की) the process of reviving(पुनर्जीवित) an ancient water body that is located in the front of the Sri Ramanujar Sannadhi at Sevilimedu in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu. The revival work coincides with the 1,000th birth anniversary of Sri Ramanuja. The work involving deepening of the tank bed up to a depth of 2 feet and laying fresh bunds on all the four sides of the tank was initiated almost a fortnight ago.
• The machines and fuel required for desilting, deepening and building fresh bunds were hired with contributions from philanthropists.
• This is not the first such project taken up by the EFI, which promotes a community-based conservation model that focuses on involving the general public in the revival tasks.
• The organisation has taken up the task of reviving several ponds and lakes in the Kancheepuram district after obtaining due permission from the revenue divisional authorities of the concerned areas.
• The Ngo started with its conservation work in the district way back in 2007 and has so far been able to revive about more than a dozen ponds and 6 lakes.
Definitions of ancient
belonging to the very distant past and no longer in existence.
the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean
synonyms: of long ago, early, prehistoric, primeval, primordial, primitive, of yore, foregone
an old person.
a solitary ancient in a tweed jacket
a standard, flag, or ensign.
The ancient was a banner bearing an heraldic device, the token of ancient or noble descent, borne by a gentleman or a leader in a war.