Jalandhar: Verinder Singh Virdi
To explore and celebrate the power of renewable sources of energy-Akshay Urja Diwas was organized in HMV Collegiate Sr. Sec. School under the able stewardship of the Principal Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen. The day commemorates the birthday of former Prime Minister Mr. Rajiv Gandhi and the objective of this event is to generate mass awareness and popularization of need, benefits and uses of renewable energy devices and systems in all spheres of life. The event was commenced with lighting of the lamp to spread divine grace. The Green Champion Awardee Dr. Ajay Sareen conveyed her felicitation of Akshay Urja Diwas to the young learners and motivated them to be considerate towards environment. She put forth the catchword “Save Energy and Make the Earth Greeneer” and emphasized to be highly conscious while using energy resources. She inspires every student to use energy resources prudently by saying that in HMV alternate energy resources are taken into great consideration like Solar Generator, Solar Light, Solar Gysers, Rain Water Harvesting Unit and Recycling Paper Machine are used here with the purpose of reducing wastage of energy resources so that these can be saved for posterity. Mrs. Meenakshi Sayal, School Coordinator congratulated the students and all faculty members and apprised that wind, earth and water are the most precious blessings the mankind has and it is our solemn duty to conserve them and use them with wisdom as they are far better renewable resources than traditional energy resources that are exhaustible and take millions of years to replenish. She told the students to always focus on 3R’s – Reduce- To avoid wastage of natural resources, Reuse – To turn waste into wealth and Recycle that is to covnert waste into reusable material like turning kitchen waste into manure. Eco Garden in the campus of HMV collegiate is the perfect example of recycling. The students of Senior Secondary classes participated with great enthusiasm in a vast array of activities. Different sources of energy were represented creating colourful posters, slogans and models. The level of enthusiasm was seen in the documentary prepared by the students related to Solar Energy. Students prepared still model as well as working models. Their eye-catching models like flower pot, windmill pen stand, AC Generator, Bird Feeder, Smart City, Accessory stand, Electronic generator received appreciation by everyone. To make people aware about conservation of natural resources, the students prepared brilliant documentaries on save water and electricity. In her address Dr. Neelam Sharma, Incharge of Science Faculty emphasized to conserve energy and to use renewable sources wisely that are naturally replenished. She made us acquainted that scientists are working on Hydrogen to use as future fuel which produces much amount of energy and inspired the students to be innovative in their scientific temper. The judgement was provided by the worthy judges – Dr. Seema Marwaha, Dean Academics, Dr. Neelam Sharma, Head of Chemistry Department and Mrs. Rama Sharma Head of MCVP Department. In documentary making Tanisha of SSC-I-Commerce secured the first position. In slogan writing competition Damini Sharma of SSC-II-Commerce secured the second position. In working model Simranpreet SSC-I-Medical got the first prize. In still model Harneet of SSC-II-Commerce and Pankil of SSC-II, Commerce jointly got the consolation prize. The overall coordinators of the event were Ms. Vandana and Ms. Richa. The stage was conducted by Ms. Sukriti commendably. All the teaching and non-teaching members were present in the function.