Global Wind Day – 2019

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June 15th 2019

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that is supported by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) jointly with the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) on June 15 every year. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world. In more than 100 countries around the world, wind farms are in operation, generating energy from a clean and renewable source. Thousands of individuals are involved in the production of energy from wind, but for many people, wind energy is a mystery. The day started as a European one in 2007 and went Global in 2009. On 15 June, hundreds of public events are organized all over the world, to create awareness on Wind Power.

As National Institute of Wind Energy is the only institute of its kind in India perhaps in developing counties, it is the responsibility of NIWE to create awareness about Wind Energy. It is therefore, since 2009, NIWE is celebrating the Global Wind Day every year with various programmes for School Students and Teachers.

Similarly, the Global Wind Day 2019 was celebrated at NIWE. As part of the Celebration, NIWE had announced competitions for School Students for class VI to VIII and IX to X which included a capacity building workshop for School Teachers towards creating awareness among school level.

Accordingly, the following events were conducted on 12th June 2019 at NIWE with support of National Green Corps (NGC), Chennai.

  1. Drawing competition on the title “Use of Renewable Energy Sources for Sustainable Environment”.
  2. Elocution competition on the title: “Wind Energy Development in India”.
  3. Capacity building Workshop on “Wind Energy Technology” for School Teachers.

The participants for the above events were asked to register in advance and 140 Students have participated in both the competitions and 73 Teachers attended the Workshop. The participants for the above events were from 70 different schools from Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Vellore districts.

The events started with an inaugural function, where Dr. P. Kanagavel, Director and Head, Skill Development and Training (SDT) Division, NIWE has welcomed all the students and teachers to NIWE and briefed about the activities and services of NIWE, background about the Global Wind Day and scheduled events. Later, Shri. J. C. David Solomon, Director and Head Testing and Research, NIWE and Shri. G. Thangaraj, District Coordinator of NGC, Chennai addressed the environmental issues and the use of wind energy for sustainable life.

Inaugural Function

The "Capacity building Workshop on “Wind Energy Technology” for School Teachers" were held at the Conference Hall of NIWE with the following two sessions:

  1. "Challenges in management of Green Environment" by Shri. Joel Franklin Asaria, Deputy Director, National Productive Council and
  2. "Renewable Energy sources towards mitigation of Climate Change issues" by Shri. J. C. David Solomon Director & Head, T&R, National Institute of Wind Energy. The teachers were very excited about the technical session and parked a lot of queries to the speaker.
Capacity Building Workshop

The Drawing and Elocution competitions were conducted. The students have participated enthusiastically and given their best with very relevant content on the respective competitions. A panel of Judges comprising of NIWE Staff and NGC representative together conducted the competition in a fair manner. Based on their scoring evaluation sheet, appropriate winners were selected. It was amazing to see their talents and the Judges of the competitions faced little difficulties in selecting the winners as all the students had given the best output.

Student’s competitions in progress

Apart from competitions and workshop, a study tour to the Renewable Energy facilities available in the campus was also arranged for both students and teachers. Students and Teachers were exited and very much enjoyed the visit and they expressed their happiness in seeing the actual equipment’s working in the field rather than seeing only on the internet and text books.

Renewable energy facility visit

In continuation to the Global Wind Day Competitions and Workshop held on June 12th 2019, the Ceremony was held on June 15th 2019. In the function, Dr. P. Kanagavel, Director and Head, SDT, NIWE welcomed all the dignitaries, winning students and their parents & teachers, guests and NIWE staff along with giving a brief report about the Competitions and Workshop. Dr. K. Balaraman, Director General addressed the gathering and briefed about the importance of the wind energy and Global Wind Day celebration. Shri. D. V. Giri, Secretary General of Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) was the Chief Guest for the function and delivered Key Note speech emphasizing the environmental issues and wind energy contribution in mitigating the issues along with the wind energy developmental process. Shri. G. Thangaraj, District Coordinator, National Green Corps, Chennai and Dr. S. Rekha, Professor, Kumara Rani Meena Muthiah College of Arts& Science Chennai who acted as Judge for the competition also addressed the gathering.

Glimpse of the Global Wind Day Ceremony
Prize Distribution for Winning Students

Drawing Competition - Category I

First Prize
Mast. M. Niranjan
Maharishi Vidyamandir Senior Secondary School,
Second Prize
Ms. R.Sai Darshini

Vidyodaya Girls Higher Sec. School,
T. Nagar, Chennai
(Handed Over to Teacher)
Third Prize
Ms. M.L. Nithya Sri

Vidyodaya Matriculation Higher Secondary Academy,
T. Nagar, Chennai
Mast. S. Dinesh Kumar

Panchayat Union Middle School,
Kanchipuram District
Special Consolation Prize

Kendriya Vidyalaya ,
Meenambakkam Chennai

Drawing Competition - Category II

First Prize
Master. S. Madhavan
Anjuham Higher Secondary School,
Mambalam, Chennai
Second Prize
Ms. R. Uma Mageswari

K Arumuga Nadar Girls Higher Secondary School,
Washermanpet, Chennai
Third Prize
Ms. S. Yuvasri

Rani Meyyammai Girls Higher Secondary School,
Annamalai Puram, Chennai
(Handed Over to her Teacher)
Ms. B.R Praisy

Daniel Thomas Matriculation Higher Secondary School,
Koyambedu, Chennai

Elocution Competition - Category I

First Prize
Registration No: 39
Ms. Kushi. K. Patel
Maharishi Vidyamandir Senior Secondary School,
Second Prize
Registration No: 32
Ms. P. Yuthikshaa

Kalaimagal Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary
Royapuram, Chennai
Third Prize
Registration No: 38
Ms. J. P. Monika

Panchayat Union Middle School,
Arakkonam, Vellore District
Ms. N. Navya Sri

Chennai Girls Higher Sec. School,
Shenoy Nagar, Chennai

Elocution Competition - Category II

First Prize
Registration No: 58
Ms. K. Subasri
Lady Willington Government Higher Secondary School,
Triplicane, Chennai
Second Prize
Registration No: 1
Ms. V. Jinitha Sri

Dr. Salai Govindarajan
Matriculation School for Girls,
Konnur High Road, Chennai
Third Prize
Ms. A. Kaviya catherine

Daniel Thomas Matriculation
Higher Secondary School,
Koyambedu, Chennai
Ms. P. Rakshnavi

Padma Subramaniam Bala Bhavan Matriculation
Higher Secondary School,
Mangadu, Chennai