VGSOM, IIT Kharagpur celebrates Green Independence Day

 | August 30,2010 12:06 pm IST

Team Saamanjasya, Vinod Gupta School of Management, born with a novel thought to bring the Corporate and NGOs under one roof and with the aim to make the Corporate-NGO-Youth partnership sustainable, replicable and stronger started its second phase with a guest lecture on “Conventional Power vs. Green Power” on the occasion of Independence Day.


India, moving briskly up the growth trajectory has a crucial role to play in conservation of the environment for future generations. VGSOM believes that as India treads on its path for growth the responsibility for safeguarding the environment lies with the young managers of today. Hence this Independence Day eve was celebrated with the theme of “Go Green – for India and World”.


The distinguished guest for the occasion was Mr. Arvind Taneja, Sr. Vice president, DLF. Mr. Taneja, an alumnus of Thapar College, Patiala has worked in TAJ group of hotels prior to DLF. His lecture was aimed at making the young bunch of managers aware of growing concerns for environmental conservation. It emphasized the need for today’s corporate to be pre-emptive in designing measures for protection of environment as a part of their social responsibilities.


Mr. Taneja provided deep insights on how DLF has taken up the initiative to Go Green. The first step towards the objective has been the drive to replace Diesel generators to Gas generators, thus not only saving costs on power generation but also contributing to a greener environment. He demonstrated that the overall efficiency and heat recovery went up by 75-80% using green power. The cost effectiveness of green power was shown to be comparable, in fact better than conventional diesel power even after buying CNG at market prices. The audience was captivated by his simple, yet effective communication skills. At the conclusion of the presentation, the forum was thrown open to the enthusiastic bunch of students who probed him regarding the availability of CNG and projects taken up by DLF in low cost housing for the benefit of the poor.


It was a befitting thought imparted to budding managers who are all set to embark on a long journey of making India safer, better and happier.