STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: NHPC Limited organised a State-level Painting Competition on Energy Conservation-2019 here on Thursday at Brig Rajinder Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu. A total of six students who stood first, second and third in various categories in the competition were awarded cash prizes of Rs 50,000; 30,000 and 20,000 respectively while 20 students were awarded consolation prizes of Rs 7,500 each during an impressive prize distribution function, presided over by Anuradha Gupta, Director, School Education Jammu in presence of J R Chaudhary, Regional Executive Director of NHPC for J&K. Earlier, all the schools from across J&K were requested to organise Painting Competition in their schools amongst students of class 4th, 5th, 6th (Category-A) and 7th, 8th, 9th (Category-B) and to send two best paintings from both the categories to the State Nodal Officer. As many as 187 Schools and 11,346 students from J&K participated in the School Level Painting Competition in both the categories. On November 5, 2019, a Jury consisting of eminent artists and representatives from State Education Department, selected 100 paintings out of total 348 paintings received from various schools. 100 students thus selected at School-level appeared in the State-level Painting Competition. Sirjan Kour of 6th from Carmel Convent Hr Secondary School Jammu, Arindam Rai Singh of 6th from Heritage School Jammu and Hajis Shaz Dev of 6th from Mother’s Pride Academy Kishtwar won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively in Category-A. Ayush Pratap Singh of 9th from Sainik School Nagrota, Rupinder Singh of 8th from J&K Police Public School Miran Sahib Jammu and Divyanoor Sharma of 7th from Presentation Convent Sr. Sec. School, Gandhi Nagar Jammu won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively in Category-B. Apart from Regional Executive Director, Senior Officers of NHPC Regional Office, Ramesh Kumar, GM, R P Maurya, DGM (HR), Ashok Kumar Dhanwal, Senior Manager (HR) & Nodal Officer for J&K State Painting Competition, media persons, jury members, students, parents and a number of teachers were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest said that it is a matter of pride that small school children along with their parents are part of the Energy Conservation Campaign launched by the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India-Bureau of Energy Efficiency, which shall go a long way in power conservation in the country. She was of the firm opinion that these small ambassadors of energy conservation shall revolutionise the campaign launched by Ministry of Power. J R Chaudhary, Regional Executive Director NHPC briefed about the campaign launched by the Ministry of Power. The programme concluded with prize distribution while formal vote of thanks presented by Ashok Kumar Dhanwal, Senior Manager (HR) Nodal Officer for (J&K).
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