In a recently released press release, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkley Lab), one of the most advanced laboratories in the US that conducts scientific research on behalf of the United States Department of Energy stated in a widely published article that - "Modern Off-Grid Lighting Could Create 2 Million New Jobs in Developing World" (http://goo.gl/FaiJm0) - something that we have been mooting for since long and one of the main reasons that we live and die for today.
Thrive Solar's Chairman & Managing Director, Dr. Ranga and his work with One Child One Light initiative to provide solar LED study lights for children was showcased in Aaaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi, a popular television show hosted by Actor Amitabh Bachchan on Star Plus - in the episode telecast on Sunday 8th November 2015 at 8pm. In his interview with Mr. Bachchan, Dr.
Susanta Mukherjee a budding professional photographer won second prize in the SPIE IYL Photo Contest for “Joy of Light" - for a photograph of children from sundarbans in West Bengal, holding up Solar LED study lights provided to them under the One Child One Light initiative by ARCHI, a NGO based in West Bengal.
At a radio talk show hosted by NRI Samay, Dr. Ranga, CMD Thrive Solar spoke on the Governments decision to scrap kerosene subsidy in India and how solar power can help people in switching away from household kerosene. He also discussed about the opportunities India has with Solar Power, and the economics behind it.
Thanks to an initiative by Shri. E.A.S. Sarma, Environmental Activist and Ex IAS in the Andhra Pradesh cadre and Rythu Coolie Sangh people from Surya Tej Nagar, Visakhapatnam were given Solar Lights sponsored by Montfort Social Institute (MSI) in an event organized by ARTD.