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



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Project Leader

Diti Mookherjee

Kolkata, West Bengal India

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