Solar Lamps for 2600 Students in Sundarbans, India

Aug 26, 2011

The Handing Over Ceremony

A student receiving a lamp from Ekta of ONergy
A student receiving a lamp from Ekta of ONergy

On 15 July 2011, 150 solar lamps were handed over to poor meritorious students of seven Government schools and one school run by Baikunthapur Tarun Sanga (BTS) at a ceremony on Maipith Island in Sundarbans. Present were students and teachers of the schools, representatives of ASED, ONergy, BTS and the local government. Parents of some of the students also attended the ceremony. The students, who were given the solar lamps, were chosen by the school authorities on the basis of academic merit and economic need. The staff of BTS visited the homes of these students for verification. Seven sets of twin LED solar tube lights were donated to seven schools where there are residential students or special coaching so that students can study properly after dark.

 Name of the School                             Number of students who received solar lamps

 Baikunthapur High School                                                          15

Bhubaneswari Jaikrishna High School                                         19

Debipur H.M Vidyapith                                                               13

Ambikanagar Haripriya High School                                            22

BTS Pathbhawan                                                                      30

Debipur Karunamoye Balika Vidyapith                                        18

Madhya-Purba Gurguria Adarsha Vidyapith                                 14

Kantamari Churamani High school                                             19


              Total                                                                       150

 The joy on the students and teachers faces was so wonderful to see! The boys and girls receiving the solar lamps said they would be able to study better with the lamps and hoped that in future other fellow students could also receive these lamps.

 We thank you, our donors, for your generous support and look forward to a continued relationship.

Student receiving a lamp from Sushanta of BTS
Student receiving a lamp from Sushanta of BTS
Thank you kind donors
Thank you kind donors
A better life for the girls of Sundarbans
A better life for the girls of Sundarbans


Jul 8, 2011

Handing over Solar Lamps

We are very pleased to let you know that we will be handing over solar lamps to 150 poor meritorious students on 15 July 2011. We will also be installing solar LED twin light systems in seven Government High Schools  where over 400  students will benefit by getting the opportunity to study by good quality lighting after dark.

For the handing over ceremony we will be leaving Kolkata for Baikunthapur Tarun Sangha on Maipith Island on the afternoon of 14 July and return to Kolkata by the evening of 15 July 2011.

If you wish to come along and personally hand over the lamps please contact Diti Mookherjee at +919831153372 or email at

We will share a project report with photos  with you after we return.

With warm regards

Diti and the ASED team

Jun 20, 2011

Project Update

With the generous support of our donors we will be able to give 150 individual solar lamps and 12 solar lights for common reading areas in schools in the Sundarbans in the first phase. This will benefit more than 450 students.

We are in the process of obtaining the names of poor meritorious students. The lists are being drawn up by the Headmaster and teachers of local government schools on Maipith Island in the Sundarbans. We are also in the process of procuring the solar lamps and lights from ONergy. We will be handing over these to the students in July 2011. We will let you know the exact date. If you are in Kolkata at that time we would be grateful if you could come along and hand over the lamps to the students. It will make such a difference to their lives!

We once again thank you for believing in this cause.

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Project Leader

Diti Mookherjee

Kolkata, West Bengal India

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