Mysuru: An awareness programme on energy saving for school children, organised by Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), Mysore Regional Office, was held at Rotary West Schools in Kanakadasanagar and Saraswathipuram here recently.
The awareness programme was held to create a sense of responsibility among students towards the current energy crisis and to inspire them to spread awareness on renewable energy resources.
Rotary West Mysore President P.A. Nanaiah inaugurated the workshop by switching on a LED Solar Lantern. Speaking on the occasion, he said that renewable energy like solar power would never deplete and should be harnessed efficiently to deal with power crises.
More than 150 students got first hand understanding of how solar water heaters, solar cooking stoves, solar street lights and solar LED lamps work. The energy is not only renewable, but clean and hence “green” was the take home message
D.K. Dinesh Kumar, Project Engineer, KREDL, explained about the progress of renewable energy in India and Karnataka and also explained about renewable energy and Energy Conservation opportunities in college and domestic sectors. Later, a quiz competition was conducted and certificates and Solar Lanterns were given to winners.
Rotary West Mysore Secretary Manjunath Srivasta, DG-Elect Joseph Mathew, Hanumanthu, A. Ramesh, Head Master Ningaraju and others were present.