Friday, 20 October 2017

Thirteen Children Awarded for their Paintings on Energy Conservation

Aritra Sahoo of Sutahata Sarboday Prathamik Vidyalaya, Sutahata, Purba Medinipore, West Bengal was given the first prize for her expression on energy conservation/energy efficiency.

Aritra Sahoo of Sutahata Sarboday Prathamik Vidyalaya, Sutahata, Purba Medinipore, West Bengal was given the first prize for her expression on energy conservation/energy efficiency.  The President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil gave away the prizes here today to the winners of the National Painting Competition organized by the Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency for creating awareness regarding energy conservation activities. 

Aritra Sahoo - The First Prize WinnerAritra Sahoo of West Bengal State received the First Prize of Rs.1,00,000/-, In the Second Prize Category, 4 prizes each of Rs 50,000 were won by Khanjan Kashyap of Rupavarnam Art School, Guwahati, Assam, Pratik Samantray of St. Xavier’s High School, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, A. Meghana of  Govt. H.P.S. sharada Vidhalaya, Kumta, Karnatka  , Yeerina Debnath of  St. Augustine’s Day School, Barrackpore, Kolkata, West Bengal, In the Third Prize Category, 8 prizes each of Rs 25,000 were won by Sanpreet Singh of BCM Arya Model Sr. School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana, Punjab, Supayan Pal of Pranavandanda Vidyamandir, Agartala, Tripura (W), Mohit of  B. R. Model Public School, Gharoli Ext., Delhi, Aharika Baskar of Anna Adarsh M.H. S. School, Anna Nagar,Tamil Nadu, Nidhi Tomar of  Brightland School, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, M. Arun Pracash of Lakshmi School, Veerapanchan, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Parigyan Tamuly of Faculty School, Gitanagar, Guwahati, Assam, Arighna Sarkar of Calcutta Boys’ School, Banerjee Road, Kolkata, West Bengal

This year, the themes were “Saving Electricity”, “Climate Change” and “Green Transport”.  Across the country, 24,385 schools and 5.25 lakh students of 4th and 5th Standard participated in the school level painting competition.  This participation was about 35% higher than that in the previous year.

The Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency launched the National Awareness Campaign in order to promote energy conservation in the country.  Painting competition for students at the school, State and at National level has been included as one of the activities of the campaign, which would not only make the children aware about the need for conserving energy, but at the same time would also educate and involve their parents as well in this cause.  The competition aims to motivate children towards thinking about energy conservation, and offers them a chance to explore their creativity.