Indore: A group of 50 students from Mata Gujri Girls’ Public School, Indore, led by their principal Neelam Pandey visited Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development in Sanawadiya to learn about solar energy and social science.
They were given a tour of the Centre where they saw a self-sustainable, cow-centred biodiversity organic farm. Trainers of the Centre, Nanda and Rajendra, gave them live demonstration of more than a dozen types of solar cookers including solar powered fire. The girls said, “We are absolutely energised with the Sun’s energy”.
Centre director Janak Palta McGilligan gave them a PPT around her life journey started when she was a 16 years old girl in Chandigarh and until now 69 she has been able to fulfil her dream and pursue her passion.
She said, “Women have greater capacities to bring changes in themselves, their families and coming generations and save the planet provided they are clear about the purpose of life and how to move towards the goal by remaining in learning mode. We have to conserve and save the environment is a spiritual responsibility.” The principal and faculties as well as students said that the centre was the best place to learn social science and environmental Science.