Marking the 69th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister (late) Rajiv Gandhi, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday launched the ‘Mission Green – Youth for Energy Conservation’ in the state.
The day which was also observed as “Akshay Urja Diwas”, organized by the Meghalaya Non-Conventional and Rural Energy Development Agency (MNREDA) at U Soso Tham Auditorium, here was “Renewable Energy for a Brighter Future”.
“The growing concern of climate change and state energy security has posed huge challenges before the policy makers and the government is exploring possibilities to develop renewable energy as an alternative source,” Sangma said.
He also called upon the youth particularly the students to partner with the government in its endeavour to create awareness among the people about the effects of climate change and the need to adapt to such changes suitably.
In order to further strengthen the approach, under the state flagship programme – Meghalaya Integrated Basin Development and Livelihood Promotion Programme, Sangma said energy mission is among the nine missions indicated which was exclusively designed to create appropriate interventions for building up sustainable energy development through active involvement of the community.
LED solar lanterns were handed over to students of different schools. Under phase-I of a special programme launched by the government, LED solar lanterns will be distributed free of cost to 2424 students of Class X of different School under East Khasi Hills District.
Meanwhile, the Rajiv Gandhi Study Circle of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee in collaboration with the Shillong City Congress Committee today observed the 69th Birth Anniversary of Late Rajiv Gandhi at Congress Bhawan.