Punjab would be the first state to start a new course material in its schools which would advocate about energy efficiency. The energy efficiency would be initiated as a new subject in the school curriculum of schools under Government of Punjab. For making the process of teaching the students this new subject, Punjab government has also decided to train teachers in the state. The Power Minister of the state Piyush Goyal informed about the inclusion of new subject in the school curriculum.
While present at the awards ceremony on National Energy Conservation Day, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said, “I am happy to inform that Punjab has taken a lead through training of teachers in all schools across the state and incorporating a chapter (on energy efficiency) in the school syllabus. I am sure that the other states would emulate the initiative taken by the state government of Punjab. I do not doubt the fact that India will fulfill its INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to Climate agreement) Commitments. It is the only way to successfully leave behind a cleaner planet, healthier future and a more prosperous nation to live in for the next generation.”
Last year during the National Energy Conservation Day awards Goyal had announced the formation of girl’s school in Punjab’s district Jalandhar, which would be first in the country to introduce energy efficiency as a subject in the school curriculum. The announcement took place as a result of interactions through video chatting by the girl students of Punjab as well as students from all over the country.