In a message released for the upcoming eduINDIA 2016, a one of its kind eduCONGREGATION spanning the entire spectrum of eduSTAKEHOLDERS from across the spectrum, Piyush Goyal, the rockstar minister for power, coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, invoked the educational institutions to opt for Clean Energy initiatives induced by Government of India. This message was with reference to a Clean Energy Awards which shall be given away to Educational Campuses from across the country which have taken a demonstrated lead in the area or are in the advanced stage of opting for the same. These awards shall be given on 15th of September, which also happens to be the engineers’ day, as a part of eduINDIA 2016 summit.
I am delighted to note that ReTHINK INDIA is organizing Campus Energy Awards 2016, to be given during the eduINDIA 2016 Summit, to promote energy generation and conservation in educational institutions.
The Government of India is working towards 24*7 affordable and environment friendly “Power for All” by 2019. Both renewable energy and energy efficiency are critical components of this mission. India is running the world’s largest renewable energy expansion programme with a target of 175 GW renewable capacity by 2022. India is also headed for the top slot in the global LED bulb market through UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) Yojana, which aims to replace 77 cr. energy inefficient bulbs by 2019.
Educational Institutions across the country are ideal for demonstrating the importance of solar rooftop plans and LED lighting. The youth will learn and promote these initiatives in their homes and future work places. I am confident of the success of this competition.
My best wishes to the organizers and participants of this event and thank them for make India the Clean Energy Capital of the World.