In a scenario where India tries to accelerate its development process and cope with increasing energy demands, conservation and energy efficiency measures are to play a central role in our energy policy. A national movement for energy conservation can significantly reduce the need for fresh investment in energy supply systems in coming years. It is imperative that all-out efforts are made to realize this potential. Energy conservation is an objective to which all the citizen in the country can contribute. Each one of us has a role to play in promoting energy efficiency and conservation. The efficient use of energy, and its conservation, is a key element of our national energy policy. Enhanced energy efficiency enables us to not only provide greater access to energy services, especially for the poorest, it also signifies our commitment to clean development mechanism. Energy efficiency improvements provide the additional benefits of lower operating costs and greater competitiveness for the industry.
The message of Energy Conservation is fundamentally one of energy security. The lesser hydro-carbons we consume, the lesser will be the adverse impact on climate, as well as our limited reserves. We owe it to our future generations to conserve our energy resources and lead the country to become a self-sustaining civilization for a country with a large population to attain global leadership. National Energy Conservation Day i.e. December 14th every year is an occasion to rededicate ourselves to an imperative of today, tomorrow and the day after.
In view of the above, Indian Environmental Society organized various activities to celebrate National Energy Conservation Day on December 14th, 2010 at Indian Social Institute, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The programme was catalyzed and supported by RVPSP, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.
Various activities like Nukkad Natak/Exhibition cum Competition of Charts/Models on the theme of Energy Conservation among the school students gave us an opportunity to visit the fertile and imaginative minds of school children across the city and mould their thought process towards attaining energy efficiency and conservation in their day to day routine and practices.