Jalandhar school will be first to get 'Energy Efficiency' subject

  • Neha Arora, Hindustantimes.com, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Apr 08, 2015 20:13 IST

Keeping his promise with the children of Government Senior Secondary Girls School, Nehru Garden, union power minister Piyush Goyal will be introducing 'Energy Efficiency' as a subject in the school for which a special function will be conducted on April 10.

Saurabh Diddi, energy economist, Bureau of Energy Efficiency will visit the school to honour the 17-year-old girl student Gursimran Kaur, who questioned the minister that while there is a lot of discussions over energy conservation why wasn't there a subject for the same in the school curriculum.

Goyal had responded to Gursimran question during the national energy conservation day on December 14, 2014 and said that GSSGS Nehru Garden would be the first school in the country where energy efficiency would be introduced in the school curriculum.

He interacted with more than 15 students of the city via video conferencing on that day.

Goyal had said he would immediately send the proposal to union human resource development minister Smriti Irani for having Energy Efficiency as a subject in schools.

Tanveer Singh, district manager, Punjab energy development agency informed that all the fifteen students would be honoured with certificates by the ministry.

Singh said that the curriculum will be designed by MHRD and added that the details of the course would be announced by Diddi on Friday.

The fifteen students were from Government High School, Patara; Government High School Basti Bawa and Government Girls Senior Secondary School Nehru Garden.

As many as 35 schools from across the country had been called for the broadcast from which only six schools -- three from Jalandhar and three from Puducherry -- were selected for interaction through video conferencing.

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