This project has been implemented with help and support from WAPCOS Limited, a Public Sector Enterprise under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Water Resource, Government of India.
INDIACSR News Network
ALWAR: SYWAC, through its Roshni project, has made an impact in the lives of villagers of Bijwa, Mandapur, Shekhpur, Jakopur and Karauli Khalasa, 5 extremely poor and backward villages of the Alwar district in Rajasthan.
The problem was very basic power shortage. These villages had power for only 4-6 hours a day, which affected not only their day to day work but most importantly education of their children as they were unable to study in the evenings. In addition, total darkness at night had lead to a major increase in burglaries, questioning the safety of the villagers.
Roshni project involved installation of 9 solar street lights in each of the 5 villages, construction of one ‘Roshan kaksh’ in each village where power would be available 24 hours. This solar house has the benefit of a solar mobile charger also. Adult literacy classes would be conducted in this house on a regular basis. Lastly and most importantly, 150 solar lanterns were distributed to school children from these villages.
On the completion of the project, an inauguration ceremony was organized on Tuesday, 12th February 2013, at Bijwa gram.
Dr. R.K. Gupta, CMD Wapcos, Ms Safia Juber, Jila Pramukh and Shri Harminder Singh, Pradhan, were present among other dignitaries, to congratulate the villagers on this big achievement, as well as to distribute the solar lanterns to the children and wish them luck for a bright future ahead.
Solar energy is the way forward in future, and SYWAC strives to continue its efforts in this direction and extend them to other needy areas.
SYWAC is a non-profit organisation working for the empowerment and upliftment of poor and marginalized communities. It was established in the year 2005 and is registered under Societies Registration Act.