The iconic Mr.Bachchan has again become synonymous with one more underlining cause for the country.. after the girl child, Polio Mr.Bachchan on the occasion of his 71st birthday flagged off an initiative to light up un electrified homes across rural India with solar power system in association with Urja Foundation and Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust.
Mr Amitabh Bachchan announced this charitable initiative with the noble intention to serve country men, who are deprived of electricity, Dr HRB trust and Urja foundation have come together with a mission to provide solar powered lights to around 3000 homes all across India (28 states).
The objective is to provide feasible and sustainable renewable energy solutions for inclusive growth. Millions of citizens have no access to electricity and since our country is blessed with abundant of sunlight. Project has been conceived to provide electricity the basic necessity for country men.
This initiative is being supported by the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC) and has Blue Dart as the official supply partner ensuring efficiently in logistics by delivering the solar home lighting systems across rural India.
The solar home lighting systems (SHS) will be provided free of cost to all identified beneficiaries and this is been initiated on the auspicious day of Mr. Bachchan's 71st birthday.
Catering to the basic necessity of lighting the Solar Home Lighting System (SHS) will power 2 lights, 1 portable light and mobile charger.