- Published on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 11:07
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Four million school children pledged Monday (26) to save energy resources and to protect the environment in the motherland, in order to face the looming energy crisis which will intensify during the next three decades.
All students in schools took an oath at 8.15am Monday at their schools. They also pledged to save energy for the future by turning off at least one extra bulb at homes between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. The programme was launched jointly by the Power and Energy Ministry and the Education Ministry.
The main ceremony of the school programme to save electricity - ‘Today for Tomorrow’, was held at Ananda College, Colombo at 8 am with the participation of Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena.One thousand school children took part in this ceremony.
Students of all schools in the country took vows at their own schools at 8.15am in all three languages, parallel to the national ceremony. The students would take the same vow at their schools every Monday morning during assembly for six months. The Education Ministry has already issued a circular to all schools requesting to make arrangements to get the students to take the same vow every Monday morning during assembly for a period of six months.