Chandigarh,20.08.19-Observing AkshayUrjaDiwas with great enthusiasm, the Renewable Energy Committee of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women organised lectures and poster making competition on the theme- 'Impact of AkshayUrja in India' here today. Mr.Ravinder Singh, Technical Expert (Renewable Energy), Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology (CREST) and Mr.Vikram Hans, MD, Multi Overseas (I) Pvt.Ltd. delivered highly informative lectures that sought to impress upon the students the importance of renewable energy in preserving out environment and remind them of their pertinent role in promoting renewable energy for a brighter future.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Vikram apprised the students about the types of renewable energy resources and dwelt upon the future prospects of alternative sources of energy. During his engaging lecture, Mr.Ravinder presented a video highlighting the achievements of CREST. The participants of poster making competition made vivid depictions of how AkshayUrja had changed the face of our country for the better. The winners of the competition were: 1st prize- Gurnoor&Deepanshi, 2nd prize- Aayushi&Devorah and 3rd prize- Vibhuti&Shreya. Consolation prize was bagged by Jasleen and Namisha.

Principal Dr.NishaBhargava lauded the appreciable work being done by the college's Renewable Energy Committee in the direction of adopting renewable energy as an effective alternative to the scarce traditional energy resources. She added that the college's vision to promote sustainability and environmental conservation is furthered through adoption of eco-friendly practices including setting up of solar energy panels and solar lights in the campus and hostel, and production of biogas from wet waste of hostel.