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New Delhi: November 21, 2017: Schneider Electric India Foundation (SEIF) – the social commitment of Schneider Electric India and Spreading Happiness InDiya Foundation (SHIF) – a partnership backed by renowned sports personality Mr. Sachin Tendulkar and Schneider Electric India, a global specialist in energy management and automation, has successfully illuminated 350 households in the Kargil district of Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. Under its rural electrification project, SEIF & SHIF contributed Mobiya range of portable solar lights to the households of Darchik and Garkone villages in Kargil.
The foundations organised portable solar light distribution programme at primary school of Darchik village and Jamyang School in Leh district. With this, solar lighting system the residents, especially children, could benefit with improved lighting for late night studying and safety for night time transportation.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Venkat Garimella, Vice President, SEIF said, “At Schneider, we believe that access to energy is a basic human right which should be made available to everyone. I am happy that this project would contribute meaningfully in helping remote communities gain access to safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable energy.”
The Mobiya range of portable products for lighting and mobile charging is an award-winning energy- efficient and eco-friendly LED lamp that provides up to 48 hours of lighting with one day of solar charge.
Schneider Electric’s commitment to promote sustainable development and provide safe and clean access to energy is the core of its business. In the past six years, overall Schneider Electric has contributed to providing 5 million people with access to energy. The goal is to reach 50 million people within the next 10 years.
About Schneider Electric India Foundation
Schneider Electric India Foundation is a social commitment of Schneider Electric in India established in March 2008 under the aegis of Schneider Electric Foundation, France. The aim of the foundation is to help people change their lives through access to energy. The Schneider Electric India Foundation focuses on education, entrepreneurship, employment, electrification, and emergency.
About Spreading Happiness InDiya Foundation
Spreading Happiness InDiya Foundation is a collaboration of two renowned entities – one an individual and another an organisation. Mr. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar and Schneider Electric India have come together to provide Energy Autonomy to rural India through Renewable Energy and to “Spread Happiness” by providing access to energy.
Several new solutions have been added to the solution portfolio like Portable Solar Lights and Solar Micro Grids which ensures the availability of energy for other economic activities like water pumping or cereal milling, besides meeting the lighting requirement of the entire village.
We are now gearing up to extend our reach across to even more rural villages in India and light up many more lives.