PRAKRITI- The Environment Society of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh celebrated Akshay Urja Diwas on 24-08-2019. The function was sponsored by Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST). Various Inter-college Competitions like Eco-rangoli, Poster Making and Slogan Writing on the theme “Impact of Akshay Urja in India” were organised. About 100 students from 15 colleges of the Tricity registered for the competitions.
A lecture cum presentation was given by Dr. Arun Singh, Assistant Professor at Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh. He talked about various techniques of Renewable Energy Sources. He laid emphasis on cutting down the use of non-renewable energy sources for sustainable development.
Sh. Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Executive Officer, CREST was the Chief-guest for the day and Dr. Abdul Qayam, IFS, Additional CEO, CREST was the Guest of Honour. Sh. Debendra Dalai encouraged the students and faculty members to save energy and make use of Solar Energy as much as possible.He gave away prizes to the winners and congratulated the students and the prize winners for enthusiastically participating in various competitions and being a part of the valuable campaign. Prof. (Dr.) Anita Kaushal stressed that Sustainable Development is the need of the hour and students have a significant role to play in this direction. They can be agents of social change and guide the society to prevent wastage of energy and also motivate them to adopt renewable sources of energy in the larger interest of the future generations. All the students, faculty members and guests took pledge to conserve Energy.