With every city that the Tata Power Energy Club was introduced to, the goal of attaining the sensitisation of one million citizens across the country got closer and closer. Imbibed by schools, students, principals and heads of educational institutions, the “Energy Conservation” programme touched a new milestone with each passing day / week, creating the right platform to test young minds for the next level and thereby kick starting ‘The Energy Quiz’, an all-India, inter-city quiz contest to challenge young minds on their energy awareness.
The national Tata Power Energy Club Energy Q champions were announced and felicitated in Mumbai recently. Of the 120 schools and 360 students that participated in the preliminary round, 4 schools made it to the finals. After intense competition between the schools, Shashrek Ambardar, Siddhant Rathore and Gunmaya Mann from Ryan International School, Noida, emerged as the winners of the quiz contest held at KC College, Mumbai.
Banmali Agrawala, executive director, Tata Power, felicitated the participants from the following schools who entered the final round – Jamnabai Narsee, Lokhandwala Foundation, Apeejay and Ryan International School.
Students from four cities, ie Delhi (NCR region), Pune, Ahmedabad and Mumbai, earlier underwent a city-level three-stage preliminary knockout round and quarterfinal before qualifying for the grand finale.
At the quarterfinals stage which was held in Mumbai, 4 schools from Delhi, 4 from Pune, 3 schools from Ahmedabad and 27 schools from Mumbai had participated. The qualifiers of this stage competed against each other at the grand finale.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr Agrawala said, “Global warming and climate change are a reality facing not just us (India) but everyone. There was an urgent need to educate and bridge the gap for simpler and easier energy conservation practices. We created a platform which is fast gaining acceptance and thereby making the next generation more aware of the situation. Today, these students showed their eagerness and willingness to accept challenges and all the participants gave their best. I am quite delighted to announce the maiden ‘Energy Q’ champions.”
The Tata Power Energy Club is aimed at creating awareness and encouraging power saving practices among youth. As part of its initiative to educate youth to curb wasteful usage of energy and adopt energy-efficient practices, it will help spread the message, and attract and engage large numbers of youth in a bid to avert the energy crisis.