Mumbai : Reliance Energy has till date has educated 2, 50,000 students on how to save energy at homes through its ‘Young Energy Saver’ (YES) programme. In nine years since its launch, the programme has covered 300 schools spread across Reliance Energy’s distribution area from Bandra to Bhayender, and Kurla to Mankhurd and Vikhroli.
Apart from educating students on tips like switching off plug point saves 5 per cent energy, setting AC at an optimum temperature of 24 degree is energy-saving, and use of LED bulbs which consumes 80 per cent less energy, Reliance Energy also organised various competitions amongst school students to create awareness and educate them on the importance of saving energy. This year, Reliance Energy team visited 25 schools and spread the message of conserving energy. During the visit, it also announced a science project for standard 5th and 6th under junior category and standard 7th and 8th for senior category. Two best entries from each school were featured among the 75 finalist and were displayed at ‘YES Science Expo’ which was held last weekend at MVM Educational Campus, Andheri.
A team of judges from IIT Mumbai & actress Neha Dhupia selected three winners each from Junior and Senior category. Cash award of Rs 30,000 was given to winner, Rs 25,000 to 1strunner-up and Rs 20,000 to second runner-up. Three topics of energy conservation were selected by students.
The winning schools in junior category are St Mathews High School, Malad (West) – First Prize; Ryan International Schoo, Malad (West) – First Runner Up; and Shramik Vidyalay, Jogeshwari (East) – Second Runner Up. In the senior category, the winners are St Mathews High School, Maland (West) – First Prize; St Anne’s High School, Borivali (West) – First Runner Up; and MNP – Upper Primary, Hindi School, Khar (West) – Second Runner Up.