STUDENT SOLAR AMBASSADOR WORKSHOP
“Solar Energy- Today’s resource for a brighter tomorrow”
In the face of growing challenges of climate change and arising global temperatures, it’s wiser to move towards adopting renewable energy. On the occasion of diamond jubilee celebrations and to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, IIT Bombay had organised the Student Solar Ambassador Workshop on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Students from different schools had come together and learnt to assemble their own solar study lamps designed to help them fulfil their study light needs.
As a part of the above program Delhi Public School, Pune conducted a unique one-day training workshop on the occasion of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 24 under privileged students from Mount Mary School, Pune accompanied by 2 teachers participated in the workshop.
The school Principal Mrs. Neelam Chakrabarty welcomed all the workshop participants’ and encouraged them to participate enthusiastically and utilise the opportunity of learning. The workshop begins with the lighting of the inaugural lamp. Mrs. Manisha Kandhare started the session explaining objective of the workshop and the significance of clean energy in today’s world and educated the participants on future use of solar technology and its applications. Later in the technical session, physical and technical components of the lamp kit were explained and also demonstrated the testing of these components. Students were also made aware of precautions to be taken while assembling the lamp kit.
Students were divided into groups and assembled the lamp kit enthusiastically including soldering activity of the LED. 9 students of Delhi Public School Pune were assigned as mentors for the workshop.
Students enthusiastically participated in the activity and constructed the solar lamps. They understood the importance of the solar energy and how easily it can be utilized for other applications. Towards the end the school Principal Mrs. Neelam Chakrabarty appreciated all the participants and explained the importance of such events and distributed the solar lamps to the students.