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Minister RK Singh presents student awards at Energy Conservation Day celebrations

Under the National Level Painting Competition, total 26 students from two groups were awarded. The prize winning paintings will be displayed in Govt. Offices.

New Delhi: The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the guidance of Ministry of Power, Government of India, organised the 29th National Energy Conservation Awards. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy and Minister of State (MoS) for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, R. K. Singh, was the chief guest on this occasion. This year witnessed celebrations through weeklong activities culminating on the National Energy Conservation Day i.e. 14 December at Vigyan Bhawan. The concluding event witnessed awards distribution to the winners from different industries and establishments, and the winners of National Painting Competition for students.

R. K. Singh highlighted the importance of energy conservation in the country’s sustainable development approach and emphasised the need for taking measures to reduce CO2 emission so as to minimise the adverse impacts of climate change, lauding the outcome and efforts of the BEE program and complimenting the industry for making efforts in implementing various schemes.

On the occasion, Star Labelling Programme for Solar Water Heater was launched and a handbook for Implementation of Provisions of Energy Conservation Act, 2001, was released.

The event witnessed award presentations to 65 industries and institutions from various sectors for their excellent performance in achieving energy efficiency. Altogether 355 units and establishments across the country participated to save 10,566 million units of electricity, which is over Rs. 5,000 crore, said the Ministry of Power in a Press communication.

Under the National Level Painting Competition, total 26 students from two groups were awarded. The prize winning paintings will be displayed in Govt. Offices.

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On this occasion, Secretary, Ministry of Power, said, “We celebrate NEC Day every year to recognise and celebrate the efforts towards energy conservation. We congratulate every award winner for their performance. We have launched Star Labelling Programme for Solar Water Heater to promote use of efficient appliances.”

The event was organised with an aim to promote energy conservation among all the sectors of economy, followed by an award distribution ceremony for the industrial units and other establishments to encourage more actions in achieving efficient utilization and conservation of energy.

The dignitaries and delegates also visited an exhibition depicting various initiatives on energy efficiency and their current progress highlighting major contributions to energy security. The paintings of selected winners of National Painting Competition were also showcased at the exhibition.

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