It was March 22, 2250, the ‘World Water Day’. The human settlements on Earth, Moon, and Mars were glued to their Inter Galactic Reporting Systems (IGRS) with bated breath. They were to witness a lifesaving discovery.
The World Head along with the Head of “Vaishvik Neer Sanshodhan” (VNS) wing of the Space Research Agency had landed on Mars from Earth, to lead by example.
Religious organizations across the settlements had arranged for the prayers for the successful completion of the mission. It was a crucial moment for living beings facing an existential crisis.
“Stay tuned for the live telecast, as the World Head and the VNS Head approach the specially installed taps”, came the announcement.
Billion pairs of eyes watched both the Heads walk towards the specially installed taps. The World Head turned the tap on. The slush of freshwater rushed into the glass. He half-filled two glasses carefully. Both the heads raised their glasses and gave a toast. The World Head stated, “Here’s to the world that is dying of thirst. Long live life” with a cheerful smile.
The settlements erupted with joy as they witnessed the history being made.
It has so happened that in spite of warning over the century about the depleting source of water on Earth, Moon, and Mars, the humans had not mended their ways. The rivers had dried up. The ocean cover was shrinking. The glaciers were the thing of the past.
“Vaishvik Neer Sanshodan” wing was entrusted with searching for alternate sources of water from the universe. The C-Type asteroids in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter had a promising proposition. VNS has identified the probable asteroids and launched a successful mission for the past decade. Successful mining of water from these asteroids was carried out on a regular basis. The Space stations were specially built to test and purify the water and a battery of relay stations were erected in space to transfer it safely to Martian colonies as a pilot project.
“Let’s not waste, both water and lessons learned from the reckless use of water. Lets be remembered as Water Warrior Heroes, instead”, insisted The World Head as he finished drinking the water from his glass.