BEST ENCON CLUBS OF THE YEAR AWARDS DECLARED
“Our appetite for clean energy is increasing day by day. Hence the gap between supply and demand of energy is widening year after year. We can also see that energy prices are climbing up day after day. In this situation, every unit of energy we save matters. Energy saving is the current watchword for reducing costs and environmental impact across the globe. So we need to eliminate all wasteful use of energy and adopt energy efficient technology and practices in our all daily activities for our own benefit as well as for the benefit of our future generations” said Mr Tomy Mathews, General Manager (Petrochemicals) while inaugurating the Encon Club Staff Coordinator’s Meet on 27th September. He also released the Encon Newsletter of the year. The best Encon Clubs of the year awards were declared at the Meet.
BPCL KR Encon Club is the single largest network with student participation that focuses on energy conservation and environment protection. Presiding over the meet, Mr. P.K.Thampi, Dy General Manager (Technical) I/C, reminded the participants that the Indian economy is on a fast track of growth requiring increasing inputs of energy to sustain the momentum. Hence we need to use the dwindling energy resources judiciously and efficiently to retain the comforts we enjoy now and to protect our environment. He also appreciated the efforts taken by the Encon Clubs to make the younger generation aware about the need and importance of conserving energy.
In the inter-club competition organized for BPCL KR Encon Clubs, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Puthenthode, S.N. Govt Sanskrit College, Pattambi and St.Joseph’s College of Engineering, Palai were adjudged winners of the Best Encon Clubs honours in School, Arts & Science and Professional college categories respectively. The staff coordinators made multi-media presentations of their activities at the evaluation session from which the winners were selected.
In the lectures that followed, Mr C Jayaraman, Senior Manager (Projects) explained about the different practical ways of energy conservation with case studies. It was followed by a presentation by Mr. Chacko M Jose, Chief Manager (Energy & Environment) about the various leadership skills and the ways to move a team in an effective manner.
Panchayat High School, Elappara (Idukki District), SH College, Chalakudi and SCT Engineering College, Trivandrum bagged the runner-up trophies and cash awards in the School, Arts & Science and Professional College categories respectively.
The Meet provided a platform for the coordinators to interact and share their knowledge and experience on the latest issues and challenges in energy conservation and environment protection. Earlier, Mr Chacko M Jose, Chief Manager (Energy & Environment) had welcomed the gathering. Mr K Sarathchandra Babu, Senior Manger (E&E) proposed the vote of thanks.