Save energy campaign

In a press meet on Wednesday, secretary of Andolana, Sreeshaila Raman told reporters the campaign will be held through a mega consumer awareness programme between January 16 and 22 at Maharaja’s college grounds.

The event would create awareness about the importance of saving electricity from domestic and non-domestic segment. The programme would include conduct of debate contest for students and to the public on importance of saving electricity and its methods, conducting science exhibition, display of quality materials and through cultural programmes.

The younger generation are intuitive, aggressive and pragmatic in their approach. They can come out with useful and worthy suggestions to tackle the power crisis, he said.

Minister for Energy Shobha Karandlaje would inaugurate the awareness programme. The organising committee plans to replicate similar programme across the state based on the success of the event, he said.

A S Satish, secretary of Institution of Engineers said the state was facing the worst power crisis ever. Hence, energy saving has become one of the important tools to tackle it.

 There will be screening of films on the energy crisis and environment, he informed. On the occasion, Srimathi Hariprasad of Mysore Vijnana Parishath said a science exhibition would provide and school and college students to show the merits and demerits of various system.

There is urgent need for new innovations on electricity saving gadgets, she added.
Anantha Padmanabha, president of Institution of Engineers said the country has an installation capacity of about 1,50,000 mega watt out of which 19,000 mega watt capacity is stationed in the State. Loss of energy during transmission is high and which was needed to be plugged, he said.

The week-long exhibition would also host to cultural programme by noted and reputed artistes like Rajesh Krishnan and group, M D Pallavi, violinist C N Thyagaraja and Chandrashekar, Shivashankar and group, a Hasyotsava by Krishnegowda, Richard Louis and others, light music by Sangeetha Katti and Bharathanatyam by Radhika Nandakumar.
A food mela would also cater to taste buds of visitors. Coordinator of the programme Ravi Hoysala, Vishwanath were present.

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