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Friday, September 16, 2022


Delhi Public School Jammu in collaboration with Vidhyarti Vigyan Manthan (VVM) hosted a Discussion cum Sensitization Session on ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND I with Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki, popularly known as Solar Gandhi and the Solar Man of India, on 16th September 2022 for the Senior Secondary Science stream students of the school. The students and teachers of DPS Katra, Doon International School Jammu, and Police Public School Jammu also attended the program.

Prof. Solanki is a Scientist & Professor at IIIT Bombay and is also the Founder of the Energy Swaraj Foundation. He has reached 7.5 million families across India with clean light and has undertaken Energy Swaraj Yatra from Nov.2020 through a Solar Bus, where he has pledged to stay for 11 years in the wake of serious catastrophic climate change, until 2030. Following Gandhian ideals, he coined the word ”Energy Swaraj”, and to establish Energy Swaraj globally, he founded the Energy Swaraj Foundation(ESF). He is also the Chairman of the committee of CBSE and AICTE for solar curriculum development and a member of the National focus group on Environmental Education.

As Prof. Solanki, arrived in his Solar Yatra Bus, he was accorded a warm welcome by the school Management, Principal, Staff and students with a ceremonial band, NCC clapping, and traditional tilak. Later, in his interaction with the students and teachers, Prof. Solanki discussed the problem and solution approach towards mitigating climate change, and adopting 100% solar energy, which in a few years will no more be an option but a compulsion, as we are running out of time to take corrective action.

The Prof. emphasized on AMG approach (Avoid, Minimize, Generate) for moving towards 100% solar-powered life. He also insisted on adopting drastic and immediate measures for avoiding and reducing the consumption patterns of three main fossil energies – coal, oil, and gas, which are being heavily used by people, institutions and industries to take positive actions for climate change.

The Students and Staff took a pledge to make Energy Swaraj a public movement, wherein everyone contributes to mitigating climate change and moving towards the adoption of solar energy.

Before Prof. Solanki’s session, Prof. Praveen Kumar Lehne, Vice President, Vigyan Parishad J&K and Prof & HoD of Electronics, University of Jammu set the tone of the whole event by briefing the audience about the program. He assured his support to all staff and students from his side for all Science related activities.

In another session, Dr Mayuri Dutt who is a National Coordinator of Vidhyarti Vigyan Manthan briefed them about the aim of VVM and its various activities. She explained that VVM is a national program for popularizing Science among school students and all schools and their students from grades VI to XI are welcome to join. She narrated her personal experiences to motivate the children to think out of the box, come out of their comfort zones and take India to the zenith of its progress. On behalf of the team VVM, she felicitated the school Principal, Ms Ruchi Chabra, and also released the VVM Brochure along with the other dignitaries.

Dr Pawnesh Abrol, Vice-President Vigyan Parishad, J&K and Prof & HoD Comp Sci &IT, University of Jammu also briefed the audience about the Cosmos Calendar published by Vijnana Bharti, New Delhi, while Dr Shubham, Cardiologist gave a demonstration on the usage of Chest Compressor Machine to help people understand how to handle cardiac arrest and save lives.

Later, the guests also felicitated the meritorious students for their achievement and participation in various state, national and international Science Competitions, including VVM.

Earlier, the School Choir presented a mesmerizing Sanskrit Stuti, presenting salutations to the light of the lamp, followed by the Welcome Address by the Principal, DPS Jammu - Ms Ruchi Chabra who greeted the guests with potted plants under the green initiative- Eco-Warriors program directed by Hon’ble Dr Kunwarani Singh Ji, Pro-vice Chairperson, DPS Jammu. The Vote of thanks was presented by Mr Ravi Kotroo, Headmaster, while the whole program was anchored by Mohd. Zaigham Salaria and Mani Sharma of Class XII, under the supervision of Ms Shefali Magan.

Also present on the occasion were Er. Tinny Sawhney, Coordinator VVM- J&K, Ms Meenu Gupta, Headmistress, Mr. Umesh Sharma, Deputy Headmaster, Mr Karandeep, Sr.Manager Operations, Mr. R.C. Gupta, Chief Accounts Officer, Ms. Anu Bali, Ms Saniya, Ms Moninder, Mr Prashant, Mr Rajeev, and other staff members.

Hon'ble President-RCT, Sh. M.K Ajatshatru Singh Ji, Hon'ble PVC, Dr. Kuwarani Ritu Singh Ji and Hon'ble Director, Sh. S.S Sodhi congratulated the staff for the successful conduct of the event and extended their best wishes to everyone on the occasion.

The program ended with a National Anthem and a rewarding experience of a lifetime.