Sri Guru Gobind Singh College celebrates Akshay Urja Diwas

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College celebrates Akshay Urja Diwas

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College celebrates Akshay Urja Diwas
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College celebrates Akshay Urja Diwas with a workshop on 
Combating Carbon Footprints
The Dharat Suhavi Environment Society of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, 
Chandigarh organised a workshop on ‘Combating Carbon Footprints’ on September 6, to 
celebrate Akshay Urja Diwas. Principal of the College, Dr. Navjot Kaur, welcomed the 
resource person for the event, Dr. Abdul Qayum, I.F.S., Deputy Conservator of Forests, 
Department of Forests and Wildlife, UT Administration, Chandigarh. Dr. Qayum spoke about 
renewable energy and climate change and the need to switch to clean sources of energy. He 
also stressed the need for promotion of Solar Energy in residential, industrial and commercial 
sectors. 
A week-long celebration of Akshay Urja Diwas sponsored by CREST (Chandigarh 
Renewable Energy Science & Technology Promotion Society) was held from Aug 28 to Sep 
6 by organising events such as poster making and poetry writing competitions. Dr. Sugandha 
Kohli Kaang, Co-ordinator of the Dharat Suhavi Environment Society announced the winners 
of the competitions. The event also marked the launch of The Eco Scouts, a student wing of 
the Dharat Suhavi Environment Society of SGGS College. The Eco Scouts took a pledge to 
work towards sustainability and adopt environment friendly practices in all aspects of their 
lives. The event concluded with the plantation of Dhak saplings, the state flower of 
Chandigarh, by Dr. Qayum, Dr. Navjot Kaur and Eco Scouts, in Guru Nanak Sacred Forest, a 
mini-forest on the College campus. Recently Baaz - Birdwatchers' Society was launched 
under Guru Nanak Sacred Forest to foster a sense of environmental stewardship in the 
students. Dr. Kaang delivered a vote of thanks to Dr. Qayum for sharing his expertise on 
solar energy and shedding light on the benefits of adopting clean sources of energy to reduce 
the carbon footprint of our community.