In a bid to make environment clean, Navodaya Vidyalayas to adopt solar energy
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 01-Sep-2017

New Delhi, September 1: To make environment clean and promote use of clean energy, government directed the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) to take measure for adoption of solar energy in all Navodaya Vidyalayas.

Chairing the 35th Meeting of Executive Committee of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, HRD Prakash Javadekar asked the Samiti to seek the guidance of Ministry of Power to speed up the process.

 

He applauded the performance of the Navodaya Vidyalaya students in 10th and 12th Board and particularly the impressive performance of NV students in IIT-JEE Advance and NEET.

He noted with satisfaction that out of the 14183 NV students who appeared in NEET, 11875 qualified in the examination of which 7000+ already placed in various good medical colleges. Navodaya Vidyalayas have already become a brand for quality education and the recent successes have further enhanced its brand.

Acknowledging the important role being played by some of the NVS alumni in guiding students voluntarily to prepare for competitive examinations, Javadekar directed the NVS to use social media network to connect with more such NVS alumni.

This, he said, would broad-base the voluntary involvement of alumni and have a positive impact on the progress of Vidyalayas. He also appealed to NV alumni to come forward in a big way to support their Alma matter.

Javadekar also desired that the teachers who are deputed for training abroad through scholarship should be asked to share a report on their learning and its utility for the system.

He also directed that water and solar energy harvesting should form part of proposals in the new building plans and explore the possibility of having water harvesting and Bio-Gas plants in existing campuses.