The Essar Foundation organized a painting competition on ‘Energy Conservation,’ for primary and secondary school students in the areas surrounding our sites in Durgapur, West Bengal and Vadinar, Gujarat.
The activity-based learning program was organized by the Essar Foundation under its ‘Gyanjyoti’ scheme, to support the endeavor of the Ministry of Power, Government of India, to involve children by propagating the idea of a clean, green and energy-efficient future. The competition was based on three themes: Save electricity to avoid power cuts, Use energy with care, and the less you burn, the more you earn.
Raniganj CBM project, Durgapur
The painting competition for students of Class IV to VI, was conducted near Essar Oil’s Raniganj CBM project at Durgapur between September 13 and 16.
Though the theme was tough, most of the children came up with unique pictures to convey the message of energy conservation and green energy. The event was conducted at 10 primary schools and two secondary schools. About 330 students participated in this competition.
Colors and art materials were provided to each student. School teachers took special interest by guiding these little artists and making them understand the concepts of the theme and importance of electricity conservation in daily use.
At Vadinar, students from 17 schools from 16 villages around the refinery and power plant participated in the painting contest from September 14 to 20. Posters were displayed at the schools announcing the competition, and drawing kits were provided to all the participants.
The best paintings from each school were collected by the Essar Foundation team and forwarded to the authorities to be entered for the state and national level competitions.