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International Energy Day observed
at University of Science & Technology Meghalaya
4th May, 2017, USTM, Meghalaya :
Energy is such an essential component in human life. Like air
and water, every human and every human society on this planet
earth must have sufficient energy to live and flourish. In
addition, the ways in which we generate and use energy are
fundamental factors affecting the health of the earth’s natural
environment upon which the destiny of human race depends.
The department of Chemistry at USTM had observed International
Energy Day 2017 on 3rd May just to make an effort towards
creating awareness about the necessity of saving the earth. Dr.
Pankaj Kalita, Assistant Professor, Centre for Energy, IIT
Guwahati, Prof. K. Ismail, Retd. Professor, Department of
Chemistry, NEHU, Dr. J. N. Ganguli, Professor, Department of
Chemistry, USTM had spoken on the issue. Prior to the program,
the students of the department had taken out a rally in a bid to
sensitize the issue amongst the common people.
Prof. Enamul Karim, Dean, School of Applied Sciences had
emphatically stated “ the time has come when we must realize
that energy is as important as roti, kapra or makan and we must
avoid creating such a situation when our natural energy would be
at stake”. Prof. J N Ganguli in his speech specifically
mentioned some of the preventive measures which every citizen of
this civil society must maintain, like green technologies in
household appliances. He also stated “in order to make people
aware of the importance of conserving energy, we need to grow
some behavioral changes in our day-today life or activities”.
Dr. K. Ismail, Retd. Professor, Department of Chemistry, NEHU
had talked about the various implications of energy
conservations so that its misuse can be minimized. “So many
awareness campaigns had been initiated by the Govt. of India to
that end but because of lack of awareness those campaigns always
The chief guest and main speaker of the day, Dr. Pankaj Kalita,
Assistant Professor, Centre for Energy, IIT Guwahati had
delivered a talk on “renewable energy for sustainable future”.
Having elaborated on different renewable sources of energy, he
categorically stated that “if we can make a total shift from
using electrical energy to solar energy, we may avoid any
dangerous situation where there would not be enough energy for
consumption of humanity in their day to day life ”.