150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi - 2nd October 2019
Participation in Territorial Army Marathon
Gandhi Global Solar Yatra - GGSY
GGSY is an initiative by IIT-Bombay with the objective of promoting self-sufficiency in energy to achieve sustainability. It aims to sensitize the youth across the globe to climate change and how to mitigate the same using renewable energy, in particular solar energy. It plans to provide hands-on training to 1 Million Student Solar Ambassadors (SSA) on 2nd October 2019. It also aims to sensitize the key governmental and non-governmental officials towards solar energy. Read more at https://ggsy.in/about.php
The GGSY event at NU was organised under the banner of NU ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’ and ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’ led by Dr. Gurendranath Bharadwaj. Four hundred (400) students registered for the program. Of them, 125 were from 6 neighboring schools who were invited as “Solar Ambassadors”.
The event started in the auditorium where President NU Prof VS Rao welcomed all participants and reminded us of the Four Principles of Gandhiji. NU Vice President Prof Parimal Mandke apprised the participants about the initiatives taken by NU towards environmental sustainability and energy conservation measures adopted on the campus. Prof S N Sharan and Mr. Jetendra Joshi introduced the participants to the origin of solar power and about agenda of the program.
The Solar Ambassadors were then taught and were made to assemble Solar Urja Lamps by the Master Trainers (NUtons). The Solar Ambassadors visited Astachal. A session on ‘Community Connect’ was conducted by Maj Gen A K Singh, Dean Student Affairs. Finally, the ‘Vote of Thanks’ was delivered by Dr. Vivek Srivastav.
Poster Making Competition
After an active day of competitions and light assembling, a series of cultural performances followed. The cultural events were hosted by Dr. Deepak Khanna. The performances included solo and duet songs, dances, poem recitations as well as speeches from some of the NUtons.
Then followed a special Speed-Art act. Next, an oath taking session was held by NU Vice Captain Shubhra Pandey in the auditorium. Everyone in the auditorium including students, faculty and staff, pledged to live a life based on the the principles of Gandhiji.
This was followed by Garba Night organised by team IngeNUity’20, followed by a DJ Night which marked the end of an active but beautiful day.