Since its launch, Club Enerji, Tata Power's nationwide movement, has been undertaking various initiatives to sensitise communities about the importance of energy and environmental conservation in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai.. In line with this philosophy, Club Enerji’s students from Chembur Karnataka High School,Mumbai celebrated an eco-friendly Ganesh Utsav at their school premises wherein they organised a ten day exhibition based on green initiatives like saving fuel, using LED lights, switching off electric lamps at night etc. Students created eco-friendly idols and paintings which were displayed at the school for 10 days as part of the exhibition and celebration. The children displayed 175 Ganesh idols and a commendable 520 paintings that included glass and canvas paintings and handicrafts. Students belonging to different communities participated wholeheartedly to create some of the most beautiful idols and paintings.
Bio-degradable materials were used in creating these idols including paper mache, tissues, cloth, wool, wood, coconut shells, cotton, clay, cardboard boxes and mud. The first day commenced with a puja performed by a priest which was attended by the staff, students and the management of Chembur Karnataka High School. Mr. Anand Mahajan, Graphic Designer from Raheja School of Arts and Mr. Sunil Poojari, Fine Artist from J.J. School of Arts were invited as judges to evaluate the spectacular display of talent.
Speaking on this initiative, Anil Sardana, MD and CEO, Tata Power, said, “Ganesh Chaturthi is a very important festival that helps in bringing people together. It is a perfect platform to spread the message of energy and environmental conservation. We are extremely happy that our Club Enerji students from Chembur Karanataka High School celebrated this joyous festival in such a noble manner where they have taken the effort to sensitize the community on going green; while also practicing this value by enjoying this festival in a eco-friendly way.”
On the 10th day of the festive period, the school undertook a rally with lezim accompanied by the school band. Over 250 students joined the procession leading to the idol immersion at a local pond. They carried posters and slogans for sensitization of the local public and to spread awareness about an eco-friendly approach towards this festival. The students have also pledged to visit the pond in the coming week to ensure that it is cleaned up after the festivities.
About Tata Power Club Enerji:
Tata Power started its school outreach programme, "Tata Power Energy Club" in 2007. In 2009, Club Enerji took its next big leap, with the programme turning into a national movement, covering more than 450 schools across Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Belgaum, Jamshedpur and Lonavla and further attained a new milestone of achieving over one million citizens sensitisation and more than one million units energy savings. School children, from Class III to Class IX, are taught the importance of conserving energy through innovative modules which include audiovisuals and power point presentations. Children are imparted energy saving and resource conservation tips during these sessions, usage of which have shown dramatic savings. Club Enerji reached out to more than 12.8 million, collectively saved 17.2 million units of electricity and is present in 11 cities across 500 schools in India.
About Tata Power:
Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with a growing international presence. The Company, together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities presently has an installed gross generation capacity of 9,432 MW and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz. Fuel Security and Logistics, Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. Post WREPL acquisition the installed gross generation capacity would be 10,573 MW. It has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution in India namely 'Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited' with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi, 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi and
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