Center For Energy Studies and Electrical Engineering Department, PEC organized 'Student Solar Ambassador' workshop. The workshop was conducted in association with IITBombay. It was attended by large number of students from Punjab Engineering College and schools in Chandigarh.
Dr Tarlochan Kaur, Prof. and Chairperson, Center for Energy Studies, welcomed the esteemed dignitaries and participants . In her introductory talk about the workshop, she emphasized on the need for a paradigm shift towards Solar Energy Technologies for mitigating climate change and for ensuring energy sustainability.
The Chief Guest, Shree M.P. Singh , GM, Punjab Energy Development Agency, Govt. of India, delivered a presentation on the recent scenario of renewable energy utilization in India and the role PEDA played in this transformation.
Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi, Director PEC, in his address said that 2nd Oct. is also celebrated as the International Day of Non-violence. Violence is to be avoided not just against humans but against nature and environment as well. Thereafter the following pledge was taken by everyone.
"Today, on International day of non-violence, I humbly stand here, with a solemn pledge: To protect, preserve and nurture our environment for a gratifying present and green future; To be conscious of my own actions to not cause harm to our nature; To show courage to speak up condemning action that damage our environment; To be compassionate, responsible, global citizens to ensure peaceful co-existence of all living beings in the world."
Students were given hands on training to assemble a solar study lamp. They were guided by Prof. Jagdish Kumar, Dr. T.S.Saggu and Ms. Amita, Faculty in Electrical Engg. Department. Thereafter the participants enthusiastically took a quiz on Solar Energy. It was followed by visit to Solar Technology Park in PEC.
Prof. Tarlochan Kaur was the the co-ordinator and Dr. Jaimala Gambhir , the co-cordinator's of this workshop.