Schneider Electric India Foundation (SEIF) organised the grand finale of ‘Green Championship 2014’ under its ‘Conserve My Planet’ program at Ambience Public School in Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi. More than 300 Green Ambassadors between 10 and 13 years of age, along with 20 teachers, from 10 reputed Delhi schools participated in the event. Advaita Bhatia from Venkateshwara International School was declared the ‘Green Champion 2014’ for New Delhi. Sreekumar C.R., VP, Power, Infrastructure & Industry Services, Schneider Electric India was the Chief Guest and presided over the Power Pledge. As the Guest of Honour, Srinivas Surapani, VP – Commercial Excellence, Schneider Electric spoke about the impact of the program in Delhi, followed by awarding the winners. Abhimanyu Sahu, Director – CSR, Schneider Electric India, spoke about the program objectives. ‘Conserve My Planet’ is an educational program by SEIF conceptualized to address the energy crisis and to educate young minds about the importance of conserving energy and protecting the environment. The program covers 6 cities of India (Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai). All participating schools stand together as a community called the Green Republic. Selected students are called Green Ambassadors. After seven years of the program, SEIF has more than 17,000 Green Ambassadors in six cities. Green Ambassadors are trained to undertake energy audits, evaluate energy consumption at homes and conduct green certification of schools while building energy-conscious communities around them. They receive industry exposure and contribute to hands-on projects.
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