Every year, India observes National Energy Conservation on December 14. The day is organised by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) - which operates under the Ministry of Power, aiming to present India's stellar achievements in cost-efficient energy production and resource conservation. The objective to celebrate the National Energy Conservation Day is to drive mass awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation.
Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) recognises and encourages endeavours of industries in reducing energy consumption by felicitating them with National Energy Conservation Awards. BEE also awards pricess to the National winners of the annual National Painting Competition on Energy Conservation.
Ever since 2005, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency has been organising National Level Painting Competitions on Energy Conservation for School Children. This year, the theme for the competition is 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Energy Efficient India' and 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Cleaner Planet'.
The objective of the activity is to promote energy conservation in young minds of the country. The painting competitions for students would not only make the students aware about the need of conserving energy but at the same time would sensitise and involve their parents as well in the above cause. This may inculcate a habit in the minds of young children towards energy conservation which may bring behavioural change among them.