Diwali is a festival of light. It is greatly celebrated in India. During this festival in the Diwali night, the whole India is light up through lamps and fireworks. We all spent money only for our purpose. But isn't it great if we bring real light in others' lives this Diwali? The best way to celebrate Diwali this year is to lighten up the lives of the poor school going kids in the poorest regions of our India. Indian legislation has an act named as "Right to Education" which entitles the children of India to pursue a compulsory and free education in India. But this facility becomes limited because some very poor children do not have electricity as a result, light to study at their homes. A huge number of students of about 25 crores of students only in India do have access to electricity. Even some suffer great power cuts which also make a hindrance for the children of India to at least attain their primary education. So these children have to depend entirely upon the lamps that use kerosene as fuel. The constant studying under these lamps drastically affect their eyes adversely and also they have to take the fumes emitted from the lamps are not at all good for the health of the children. This air pollution done indoors takes away the lives of many people in India every year.
There is a foundation which has identified some very poor tehsils of India for distributing among them a lighting product which environment friendly as well as low cost. Therefore the best option for this is solar powered light which contains a highly efficient solar panel with very bright LED light. It is also resistant of the adverse weather conditions like sun as well as rain. After much research the foundation has affirmed to distribute this lamp among the poor families. This light comes in 399 rupees which provides a light up to 4 hours which are ideal for the children that are school going. It charges in the sun during day time while works fine at night. This program aims to attain a goal of reaching 20 schools which accommodates 5000 children. They have raised the funds already for a thousand lamps. Now it is your time to donate for those little lives. It has to collect the rest 1,596,000 rupees to complete the aim. The first project is on the tehsil Bangomunda which in the district of Balangir. The foundation is in the last stage of recognizing and organizing the poor areas of the country where this kind of solar lamp is a must. The foundation selects schools after having an interaction and a discussion with the NGOs of the local places, the village sarpanch and the Sarba Shikya Abhiyan members with regard to the electricity problem in the areas as well as the social and economical background of the children of the area. They also visit the schools to personally know the recipients.