Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday flagged off the dispatch of 2,000 solar lamps to Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao, the two hills districts of the state.
The solar lamps were donated by Art of Living Foundation under its ‘Light A Home’ initiative.
“Grateful to Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji for helping spread light across remote corners of our State through Art of Living’s ‘Light A Home’ initiative. Flagged off 2,000 solar lamps donated by Art of Living for Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts,” Sarma tweeted.
The chief minister said the spiritual leader had mentioned about the initiative when he had participated at a ‘chintan shivir’ in Kaziranga in September.
“We want to create awareness among the people that in places where grid connection may not be possible, solar lights are the alternative,” Sarma said.
In an effort to provide a clean and affordable lighting solution to rural India, the Art of Living Foundation launched the programme in 2012.
The project provides high-quality and cost-effective solar lanterns, home lighting systems and solar cookers across India.
With this initiative, the Art of Living Foundation also reached hard-to-access villages like Anjaw in Arunachal Pradesh.
So far, the Art of Living Foundation has provided solar lanterns to the more than 90,000 people in remote locations across India.
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