At the beginning of August 2018, Gerhard Bartschat travelled to India to start the first project in the megacity of Bikaner. Via Instagram, we found contact with Hari Shankar, who supports us on the spot.
The Llargh Palace Hotel in Bikaner hosted a press conference with local media representatives (press, television, internet) on August 13. Gerhard Bartschat and Hari Shankar presented our project and received broad approval. At the press conference, it was also announced that the next day the first school in Bikaner gets a water filter from us.
Publications in the Indian press
German NGO distributes free water fiflers in schools " The German NGO will provide free water fiflters in schools and hospitals in the Bikaner district. In this context, Gerhard Gerhard describes his experiences at a press conference in a hotel. Gerhard said contaminated water is the no. 1 cause of death worldwide, especially among young children. When the kids get pure water to drink, that rate drops. Gerhard said before we distribute, we give extensive information about the filter.
He said Sawyer filters have the ability to flare a litre of water in 1 minute. Gerhard said Hari Shankar is responsible for distribution in Bikaner. The NGO Trinkbares Wasser für alle India starts in from Bikaner. Gerhard said he founded this NGO to to fullfil his wifes last wish before she died.
German NGO installs free filters in bikaner schools and hospitals. " The German NGO "Trinkbares Wasser für alle" distributes free filters in state schools and hospitals in Bikaner to provide children and patients with pure water. NGO chief Gerhard said in a news conference that his goal was to provide everyone with pure water. Here in India, this project is being launched because children from state schools and patients in hospitals don't get filtered water to drink. Before being installed at school, they provide comprehensive information.
At the news conference, NGO Bikaner coordinator Hari Shankar said this filter can filter 1 litre of water in 1 minute. These filters from American production cost $50. Gerhard founded this NGO in memory of his late wife "Regina. (NGO = non-governmental organization)