State level painting competition on energy conservation held at Raj Bhawan
Imphal, November 14th, 2018 (DIPR): Hon’ble Governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptulla today opened the State Level Painting Competition, 2018 organized by Loktak Power Station of NHPC Ltd under National Awareness Campaign on Energy Conservation launched by Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India at Raj Bhavan today.
The painting competition was participated by 49 students in Group -A and another 49 students in Group -B. For the Students in Group -A the theme was “ Use Energy Sensibly, Save Money and live life healthily/ Be a bright spark,lights off till it’s dark” and the theme for Group -B were “ Let us change tradition to achieve energy conservation/ Lightened nore cities and villages with energy efficiency”.
Lanleiba Sinam of RK Mission School, Imphal, Ravi Salam of RK Mission School and Nabakumar Singh of Kendra Vidyalaya No.1 secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd position respectively in Group A and 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions were secured by Yumkhaibam Sameer Singh Little Bird’s School, Moirang, Bidamber Yumkhaibam of L.C.M.High School, Moirang and Khaidem Kristina of DAV Public School, Sangakpham respectively. The occasion was graced by Shri Th. Kiran Kumar Singh, Director , Education (S) , Shri Amitabh Srivastava , Chief Engineer ,In – charge, Loktak Power Station along with officials of NHPCL and parents of the students.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Najma Heptulla said that she is happy that Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power launched “National Awareness Campaign on Energy Conservation for better appreciation and understanding of the need for energy conservation in the country. According to reports India will cross Japan as the world’s third largest oil user this year and is expected to have the highest rate of growth of crude demand globally through 2040. This will have a telling effect on the economy and development of the country as there is a limit to the availability of conventional sources of energy. This kind of awareness campaign will bring better understanding on the subject and help in nurturing the innovative ideas to make India an energy sufficient nation on the global map, she added.
The Governor stressed on the importance of conserving energy as it is fast depleting and its Conservation is the only way which helps in maintaining the non-renewable resources of energy apart from replacing the use of non-renewable energy with the renewable energy. Painting competition for students who are the biggest and greatest hope for the country will bring positive. The awareness campaign will not only make the students conscious about the need of conserving energy but will educate and also involve their parents for the cause. Each and every citizen of India must be aware about using energy efficiently, saving energy for their future and for the generations to come. They should follow all the rules, regulations and policies in letter and spirit to support the energy efficiency measures, she added.
She further stated that organizing such competitions among the students will certainly have a good impact in the minds of young students. Therefore, to inculcate thought on energy efficiency among school children, Ministry of Power has taken this initiative of organizing painting competition on Energy Conservation for the students since 2005. The competition is being held at three stages, namely, School, State and National Level. Students of 4th, 5th and 6th standards under Group ‘A’ and of 7th, 8th and 9th standards under Group ‘B’ are eligible to participate in the competition. Cash prizes worth Rs. 95,000 per State/UT per Group – Rs. 34.20 lakhs for 36 States/UTs will be distributed to State Level Winners on the day of the competition, that is, today. For winners of both the Groups of National Competition, cash prizes worth Rs. 10.35 lakhs will be awarded by the Ministry of Power on 14th December which is also celebrated as National Energy Conservation day in the presence of eminent dignitaries.