Rajib Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE), Govt. of India has declared the 20th August, the birth day of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as “National Renewable Energy Day”. To celebrate this memorable day throughout the state; the MNRE, Govt. of India had introduced a programme namely “Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas”(RGAUD) which is celebrated in every year since 2004. The objective of this programme is to generate mass awareness and popularisation of need, benefits and uses of renewable energy devices and systems in all sphere of life. The main target group of this programme is the School & College Students. WBREDA, as a State Nodal Agency of MNRE, Govt. of India celebrates RGAUD every year. In Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas, WBREDA organizes School Level Model, Quiz, Sit & Draw, Debate Competitions and Cultural Programmes etc. A rally with Posters, Banners and Slogans of School Children marches around the venue of the programme. In the year 2012, in addition to the traditional rally, another rally of Battery Operated Two Wheelers was introduced.

In previous years, it has been observed at the following places :

Year Place Jointly with
2012 Utpal Dutta Mancha,
Maheshtala, Dist.- South 24 Parganas.
Maheshtala Municipality
2011 Nazrul Centenary Hall,
Dist.- North 24 Parganas.
Madhyamgram Municipality &
Madhyamgram Green Mancha.
2010 Howrah Sarat Sadan,
Dist.- Howrah.
Monoranjan Roy Energy Education Centre.
2009 Eastern Zonal Culture Centre,
Salt Lake, Kolkata.
Vivekananda Institute.
2008 Eastern Zonal Culture Centre,
Salt Lake, Kolkata.
Vivekananda Institute.
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