Correct Answer : Option (A) - 20th August
Every year, August 20 is observed as the Akshay Urja Diwas to raise awareness for the development and efficient use of renewable energy in India. The day also commemorates the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The goal of celebrating this day is to make people aware of the energy sources generated using natural resources like hydroelectric power, solar energy, wind energy and biogas. Every day the depletion of natural resources is rising at a higher level, which is a cause of concern for the future generation to tackle energy sources.
* The day was first celebrated in 2004. Various campaigns are organised to create awareness of the benefits of renewable energy resources on the planet.
Indian Akshay Urja Diwas 2022 : History and Significance
* The day was first organised by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with the Indian Ministry for New and Renewable Energy Sources (MNRE).
* On that particular day, 12,000 school children gathered to encourage the role of efficient use of green and natural resources for the general public.
* The significant objective behind this day is to focus on the younger generation studying in schools and colleges to understand the concept of using renewable energy.
Through campaigns, people can get hold of the side effects on the environment and the people associated with it..Source : India Today