Aligarh, December 14: The National Energy Conservation Day—2017 was observed in the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) with a special function held at the University Polytechnic (Boys) Auditorium.
Presiding over the function, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor pointed out that keeping the University green and electricity conservation are issues of paramount importance for which nodal officers have been appointed from various departments.
“We at AMU need to take personal interest in energy and electricity conservation,” said the Vice Chancellor adding that electricity should be used with modest means at work places and residences.
“If the electricity bills of the university are reduced, the saved money can be used in other important things,” said Prof Mansoor. He added all the remaining old fans and air-conditioners will be replaced with the new ones and mass awareness drives about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation in the university offices, departments and residential halls will be conducted.
Prof Mohammad Idrees (Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology) discussed Energy Conversion and Management. He said that energy conservation can be achieved by using energy more efficiently and by reducing the amount of services used. He also pointed out that energy conservation can result in increased environmental quality, financial security and higher savings.
Dr Mohd Rihan (Member-in-charge, Department of Electricity and Convener of Green University Project) said that the National Energy Conservation Day is observed to highlight the importance of energy consumption and its use in our day-to-day life, its scarcity and its impact on sustainability of global eco systems. He pointed out that it is a day for building up awareness regarding need for energy conservation, energy efficiency and frugality in energy use. Dr Rihan also gave a presentation on the electricity use and conservation in the university in which he delineated various innovative ways adopted in the university to save electricity and energy.
Dr Mohd Ajmal Kafeel (Assistant Member-in-charge, Department of Electricity) was also present on the occasion.
Mr S R S Naqvi (Assistant Engineer, Department of Electricity) proposed the vote of thanks while Mr Irfan Khan (Assistant, Department of Electricity) conducted the programme.
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