April 15- A two day Energy Mela will begin at the Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Park (RGREP), City Centre, Gurgaon from April 17 to create awareness about renewable energy and energy conservation related issues and facilitate an interface between the technical experts and general public.
While stating this here today, Smt.Sumita Misra, Director, Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) said that the Mela would be inaugurated by Mr. Mahender Partap Singh, Power & Renewable Energy Minister, Haryana.
This activity was being organized for the first time in the state to popularize Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation in a most innovative way. The Mela would give an opportunity to students to learn about these issues with fun and frolic, she added.
Giving details of the Mela, she said that puppet shows and street plays on the theme of the Mela, hands on workshops on solar cooking, waste recycling and energy efficiency in homes would be organized. In addition to this, short duration movies on renewable energy, energy conservation and related issues would be screened to present an overview of these topics to the public in the simplest and interesting way.
She said that on this occasion, an exhibition on energy conservation technologies and on the spot sale of various energy saving and renewable energy devices like CFLs, LED lights, T-5 tubelights, solar cookers, solar water heating systems, solar lantern, solar homelighting systems, etc. on discounted rates would also be organized. A musical evening had also been planned in the evening on April 17.
Smt Misra said that the Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Park had been set up at a cost of about Rs.2.5 crore by the Haryana Government to create awareness among the masses about the new technologies developed in the area of renewable energy, demonstrate the working of these technologies through working models & educate students regarding application of various renewable energy sources, energy conservation technologies and their socio-environmental benefits.
The Park had working models of various renewable energy and energy generating devices. The most attractive feature of the Park was that its buildings had been constructed with solar passive design concepts and green roofs which will make the buildings cool in summer and warm in winter. The Park also had an energy information centre to provide advisory services to the public, she added.
Smt. Misra said that elaborate arrangements had been made for the Mela. She appealed the general public to visit the Mela with their children and avail benefits provided by various companies in the exhibition.