Published Date: 13 Apr 17
A RESOLUTION - 'SAVE ELECTRICITY'
Balloons and frills, cokes and colas, happy and smiling faces, aroma of the cake and delicious cuisines and everybody is sitting on the haunches for the sweet birthday girl. She arrives and is ready to blow the candles and cut the cake. The next moment there is chaos, a lot of confusion; children are screaming, moms scratching and infants crying. All thanks to our electricity department!
You would all agree that life comes to a still with ‘switches being switched off.’
You turn the pages of the newspapers and daily you would come across the problems faced by locals due to electricity shortage. This acute problem is being faced by farmers, professionals, hospitals etc.
To improve electricity conservation in our area, a meeting was held in the community hall; all the residents including president and secretary were present in the low capacity room of the hall.
Everybody was eager to put their individual discomfort but unanimously agreed to save electricity.
“Electricity saved is electricity produced.”
As one of the spokespersons, I decided to jot down all the suggestions given by my friends so that together we may draw any conclusion.
Later, as an active, enthusiastic participant I handed over the suggestions to the local council which included spree of dos and don’ts. ‘Restrict your usage’ and ‘switch off when not in use’ could bring a sea change in the consumption of electricity. Let us practice and teach ourselves not to overuse the electricity. Besides, these, SWITCH OFF should be the vital slogan running throughout the areas.
During day time, let the AC for living room work and all can sit around barring the use of ACs elsewhere. Another innovative idea was the use of LEDs which consume less electricity. General awareness among school children through slogan writing, drawing competition, poster making could also be introduced regularly.
I hope, expect and insist that these suggestions would prove to be a milestone in conserving electricity.
Ms Sonjuhi Khare