Essay Writing competition on ‘ Nuclear Energy- Nation’s

New Delhi -Energy’Delhi Essay   writing  competition   for   children   was   organised   at    R.D.   Modern   PublicSchool,  Rajeev Bihar Galini- 5b   G.D. colony,    Delhi,  as part of a nation-widecampaign   to   generate   awareness   about   importance   of   energy   and   to   dispel   themisconceptions related to nuclear energy.The topic of the competition was  ‘  Nuclear Energy  – Nation’s Energy’  and it wasorganised on behalf of Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), a Governmentof India undertaking. In all, around  260  students participated in the competition. The students’ work wasjudged by eminent personalities.The winning students were:Winner I- . Niharika Saxena 6thWinner II-  Sakshi Singh- 8thThe   school   principal   Mr.  Rajesh   K.   Shah  said   on   the   occasion   that   children’sexpressions   are   an   indication   of   their   creativity.   The   children   had   portrayed   theimportance   of   energy in   a   very   creative   manner   and   had   also   showed    how   theproduction of electricity from nuclear energy does not harm the environment. He alsogave away prizes to the winning students. The judges also appreciated the work of theyoung students and said this would increase awareness about science and energy.On   this   occasion   comics   based   on   Budhiya,   a   fictional   character   who   motivatesvillagers to support nuclear power, were distributed among the students. The characterhas   been   created   by   Mr.  Amritesh   Srivastava,   Media   Manager,   NPCIL,   and   theinitiative has won several awards for its simplicity and effectiveness. A special three-part animated film on the same character was also screened.Many such programmes are being organised in states across India with an objective ofcreating awareness about nuclear power as a clean, pollution-free energy source andalso removing dispelling myths and misconceptions about nuclear energy. In India, currently nuclear power generation amounts to 6780 MW and is planned toreach 13,000 MW by the year 2023.