[Photo courtesy of Grundfos-India]
CHENNAI, India, Aug. 13, 2009 -- On Thursday, Aug. 6, Grundfos India launched the first of a series of water conservation awareness program for young schoolchildren of India. This program was conceptualized by the Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre of the Confederation of Indian Industry and supported by Grundfos
India and will be conducted in various schools across India.
The Gandhi Centenary School, in the Rajaji nagar area of Bangalore, a 40-year-old prominent school was chosen to kick-start this program. It is indeed a wonderful coincidence that the name of the school is the same as the greatest freedom fighters of all time and the most revered national hero, Mahatma Gandhi. The Gandhian way, with its emphasis on peace, harmony and responsibility towards the environment together with our initiative to inculcate the importance of water conservation in the young minds of our country, will definitely inspire thousands of children to act in the better interest of mother earth. The first program targeted children in the age group 4-5 years. Around 360 children actively participated in this program, which ran for an hour. The most enthusiastic children who participated in a simple quiz were given prizes towards the end of the program.
, based in Chennai, has printed and distributed exclusive Stickers (to be affixed on the toilet/kitchen doors of their respective homes), and labels (to be affixed on notebooks) especially for these programs.
This particular program was co-organized under the aegis of Indian Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air conditioning (ISHRAE, Bangalore chapter).
Founded in 1945 in Bjerringbro, Denmark, The Grundfos Group (www.grundfos.com
) is a global pumps and pumping systems
leader serving the residential, commercial-building and process-industry markets, as well as being a major supplier to the water-supply and water-treatment industries. It employs more than 18,000 people in 81 countries. Aside from Grundfos, brands include Alldos
, Hilge, PACO Pumps
, Peerless Pumps
and Yeomans Chicago Corp. Producing over 10 million pumps each year, the company strives to improve reliability and energy savings, and to exceed customer needs wherever water moves. It's focused on innovative, sustainable solutions while maintaining the highest ethical standards.