Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore presenting awards to winners in Chandigarh on Thursday

DW BUREAU / CHANDIGARH

The Ministry of Power, Government of India has launched the National Awareness Campaign in order to promote energy conservation in the country. Various programmes for school children have been devised to sensitize them about the need for conserving energy and also to educate and involve their parents in this cause.

‘On the spot’ State Level Painting Competition amongst School Children of Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana was organized by Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) at Tagore Theatre here today. Over 30.92 lakh participants competed for the School Level Competition, out of which 300 children were selected for state level competition.

V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor, Punjab and Administrator Chandigarh, was the chief guest in this function. D.K. Sharma, Chairman, BBMB, welcomed the Chief Guest on his arrival at the function, Chief Guest inaugurated the function by lightening the ceremonial lamp.

While addressing the audience, the Chief Guest appreciated the overwhelming response of children from states of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh and their awareness towards the energy conservation. He congratulated the winners & said that those who could not win this time should not feel discouraged but should make an attempt to win next time.

In his address, Governor highlighted the importance of Solar Power and other renewable energy sources in future.

Sharma, in his address, while appreciating the paintings of children, said that these children, who are future of India have power in them through depicting such beautiful paintings to inculcate any habit in people in their surroundings in effective manner. He lauded the efforts of Nodal Officer of this competition, Balvir Singh Sinhmar, Director, HRD and BBMB

team in making this function a success.

The painting competition on energy conservation was first conducted at the school level for classes 4, 5 and 6 (Group ‘A’) and 7, 8 and 9 (Group ‘B’) and thereafter 50 children from each group were selected from each state/UT by a jury from the best paintings received from the participating schools. 300 participants — 50 participants from each Group of each state/UT participated in the state level painting competition.

(editor@dailyworld.in)

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