SUBJECT :Renewable Energy 

BHOPAL: A two-day Green Energy Fair began at Van Vihar National Park on Tuesday at the start of the World Wildlife Week. Organised by the WWF-India, along with Urja Vikas Nigam, the fair would promote simple and practical renewable energy solutions for individuals and institutions.

At the fair, stalls were put up to showcase solar panels, solar water heaters, solar lighting systems, to solar cookers and solar refrigerators. Besides, manufacturers gave live demonstrations of some of the appliances to highlight their practical implementation and ease of use. They also shared information on how to choose the best renewable energy solution for home, cost and environment benefits, as well as the government incentives.

Simultaneously, student volunteers performed street plays on the importance of renewable energy. Individuals signed a pledge to adopt one renewable energy solution this year. Also, people cast their vote for the monument in the city that they would like to see powered by renewable energy. Talking about the Green Energy Fair, Sangita Saxena, MP state director, WWF-India, said, "Renewable energy solutions are becoming increasingly affordable."

Around 200 NSS students and environment enthusiasts joined a 3 km walk from WWF-India state Office via Manisha Market, Academy of Administration and Institute of Hotel Management (IHM). They held placards with messages on renewable energy, and interacted with passers-by on way.

Source: Times of India (Dated 02 Oct 2013)