conservation is probably the easiest topic which anybody can preach but
difficult to practice. Today I can see before me, the most influential people, Teachers
and Professors, who can influence the young minds in the most effective way.
The concept of repair and reuse is becoming a practice of the olden days and
use and throw system is gaining momentum these days adding to wastage of money,
energy and disposal issues. Any activity we do towards energy conservation will
also help in environment protection as they are related to each other like a
double edged sword” said Sri. P K Thampi, General Manager (Technical), who
inaugurated the Encon Club Staff Coordinator’s Meet convened at BPCL KR City
Office at Kundannur on 07th August, 2015. Mr. C S Ninan, Deputy
General Manager (Advisory Services), in the felicitation speech reminded the
participants that old electrical gadgets can be energy guzzlers and we can save
a lot by incorporating latest star rated electrical gadgets. He also remarked
that this movement should help us to remain as change agents in society.
invitation lectures that followed, Mr. Unnikrishnan, Deputy Conservator of
Forests, Social Forestry Division explained about the importance of birth star
trees and the advantages of setting up a ‘Nakshatra Vanam’ in our premises.
This was followed by a highly informative talk by Mr. Shreeganesh V Nair, a
well known green building consultant about the importance of energy
conservation, reasons behind our upward trend of energy consumption and basics
of green building concepts.
best performing Encon Clubs were declared at the meet, through evaluation of
the annual activities undertaken by them at the School and College level. In
the inter-club competition organized for BPCL KR Encon Clubs, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kalamassery
was adjudged as the Best Encon Club in the School Category to receive the Trophy
and cash award while SNV Sanskrit Higher Secondary School, North Paravur bagged
the shield and cash award for the second prize. Third prize went to St.Joseph’s
Higher Secondary School, Karimannur (Thodupuzha). In the Arts & Science College
category, Sacred Heart College, Thevara was adjudged as the Best Encon Club and
S.H.College, Chalakudy came in as the Runner up. The consolation prize went to
S N College, Cherthalai. In the professional college’s category, St.Joseph’s
College of Engineering, Palai bagged the Best Encon Club award and Universal College
of Engineering, Konathakunnu, Trichur finished as the runner up. The staff
coordinators made multi-media presentations of their activities at the
evaluation session from which the winners were selected.
winners received their prizes from Mr. S. Somasekhar, DGM (Advisory
Engineering). The event 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. Mr. Mathew P Thomas, Chief Manager
(Energy & Environment) welcomed the gathering and Mrs. C Vijayalakshmi, Staff
Coordinator, Vidyodaya School proposed the vote of thanks. Introductory remarks
were made by Mr. Ranjit Balram, Staff Coordinator, Oriental School of Hotel
management, Wynad. The overall conduct of the event was co-ordinated by Dr.
Kochu Baby Manjooran, Manager (E &E), Sabin Davis, Manager (E & E),
Sanu Sudhi (Dy Manager (E &E) and
Mr. V Anilkumar, Asst Manager (QC).