The Student Solar Ambassador Program, the seed concept of the Gandhi Global Solar Yatra, aimed to sensitize the young (future) generations who will be bearing the maximum burden of climate change. Their sensitization and participation as solar ambassadors in climate mitigation efforts are important. Therefore, a workshop to train students and sensitize them towards solar energy was organized on 2nd October 2018, commemorating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who epitomized the cause of non-violence (principles). Therefore, this day is celebrated as the International Day for Non-Violence. It intended to establish "the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence towards the environment" and inculcate a desire for peace, tolerance, understanding, and non-violence towards environment among all human beings.
Students Trained in IIT Bombay
Students Trained in all over India
Schools participated in IIT Bombay
Schools participated all over India
IIT Bombay also won the Guinness Book of World Record, “Most LED Lights lit simultaneously” on the event day. It also won the India Book of Records under the category “Largest Demonstration & Assembly of LED Lamps at Multiple Venues on a Single Day”.
A similar event was also held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Secretary General of the United Nations, H.E. António Guterres also witnessing over a hundred children lighting the solar lamps assembled by them. Honorable Prime Minister also appreciated this event.