Chandigarh, August 20:- “Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Divas” was celebrated today at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46 to create mass awareness and encourage people towards adopting renewable energy dependent appliances. UT Finance-cum-Environment Secretary, Mr. Sanjay Kumar was the chief guest on the occasion. He flagged off an Awareness Rally on Akshay Urja Diwas, by which people were made aware of energy conservation.
Mr. Kumar took round of the Herbal Garden developed in the school and planted a medicinal plant named ‘Sita Ashok’ in the campus. In his address, Mr. Kumar highlighted the importance of renewable energy sources and suggested a variety of small ways to save energy in daily routine such as switching off the lights and fans while leaving the home or office etc. He further emphasized on the need of promoting non-conventional energy to preserve resources for the future. Mr. Kumar also informed about various initiatives undertaken by the Chandigarh Administration for promoting renewable energy.
During the function, Finance Secretary gave away prizes to the winners of painting, quiz, essay writing, model making and ply card making competitions organized in the school from August 17, 2010 to August 20, 2010, in which students of various schools participated.
Additional Director, Science & Technology, Mr. P.J.S. Dadhwal, Principal of the college, Mrs. Sudesh Raghav, faculty members, and students were present at the function.