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Call for harnessing wind and solar energy
Correspondent KOHIMA, DEC 14 (NPN):
Published on 15 Dec. 2010 12:35 AM IST
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Minister for power and election, Doshehe Sema on Tuesday said Nagaland had sufficient wind and solar energy, but often goes wasted.
He therefore called upon the power department to rope in advanced technology to produce energy from wind, solar and small hydro electric projects.
Speaking at the award giving ceremony of state level essay competition on energy conservation held on the occasion of National Energy Conservation Day, Doshehe said “Energy saving is energy producing; energy saving is saving mother earth”.
Expounding on energy, he said energy conservation prevent installation of nuclear based thermo plant that emits carbon-dioxide and radiation of rays that are hazardous to human beings and ecology.
Pointing out the threat that nuclear based thermo plant and coal based thermo plant posed to earth, Doshehe urged all to diversify their activities in producing energy to wind, solar energy, etc.
He also advocated on conservation of energy such as switching off electrical appliances when not in use etc.
In the essay writing competition, Thungchobeni R. Tsopoe, Class 8 student from Don Bosco Higher Secondary School Wokha bagged the first position, followed by Gaurav Kumar Panda from St. John’s School Tuensang in the second position and Grace Moanaro Imchen from Livingstone Foundation Higher Secondary School Dimapur in the third position.
The ten consolation winners included Dipika Moni Das from St. Francis De Sales Higher Secondary School Medziphema, Vivi Kiso from Coraggio School Kohima, Imsennaro Walling from Jubilee Memorial School, Mokokchung, Thejalenuo from Northfield Kohima, Lusano Sophie from Little Flower Higher Secondary School Kohima, Pangjungkaba from Dainty Buds School Kohima, Medeno Peseyie from Fernwood School Kohima, Belle from Model Higher Secondary School, Vilhoumenuo Tetso from Holy Family School Kohima and Mezhusenuo Mhasi from Baptist High Kohima.
Altogether 42 students from 35 schools from all over Nagaland participated in the competition.
Organized by Nagaland state designated Agency, the competition was initiated to create awareness on energy conservation. K.T. Wabang Ao, chief electoral inspector, NSDA said participation of students all over the state would bring desired changes in saving the earth through energy conservation.
The event was sponsored by ministry of power and bureau of energy efficiency.
Emtili Aier from Northfield School, Kohima bags consolation prize at National painting competition
National painting competition on energy conservation 2010, was held at power management institute, NTPC, Noida on December 12. In six years of the history of National painting competition, Emtili Aier from Northfield School, Kikha, Kohima emerged as first from Nagaland to win a prize.
The theme of the painting competition was ‘Bachat ke sitare, dost hamare’, ‘energy conservation essential for future preservation’ and ‘Burn calories, not Oil.
The price declaration function was organized at Sovereign Hall, Hotel Le Meridian, Janpath, New Delhi on Tuesday commemorating National Energy Conservation Day-2010.
Union minister of power, Sushilkumar Shinde, graced the occasion as chief guest with a host of dignitaries.
Emtili Aier from Northfield School, Kohima was awarded the consolation prize which carried a citation and a cash prize of `10,000. In the first phase of competition at the state level, more than 15,00000 (fifteen lakh) children participated all over the country.
Neikehieno Shunyu from Fernwood School, Khoni Chachei from VKV, Doyang, Wokha and Emtili Aier from Northfield School, Kikha, Kohima represented Nagaland.
Altogether, 105 children participated representing all states and union territories of India.
Three participants each from all states and union territories were selected to represent their states and UTs.

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