ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Upcoming Event

Students Solar Ambassador Workshop

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Students Solar Ambassador Workhop on October 2, 2019


Sikkim State Nodal Agency for National Green Corps Eco-Club programme in association with IIT Bombay is taking part in a global movement to sensitise the students towards use of solar energy to combat climate change. In this regard, a mass assemblance students solar workhsop is being organised by IIT Bombay for targetted 1 million participants across the globe as a culminating event on 2nd of October to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. This iniative is supported by the Government of India. For the same, a nominal certification fee of Rs. 10/- per student is leveid and solar lamp kit for workshop @ Rs 500-550 per student need to be procured from one of the five authorised vendors (depending upon availibility) as detailed in the website https://ggsy.in/


In this regard, Sikkim SNA/ ENVIS Cell has been registered as Workshop Associate for Sikkim to involve a minimum of 100 students for the workshop on 02.10.2019. Four schools namely Bongten SS (West), Kamrang SS (South), Dalapchand SS(East) and Chungthang SSS (North) have been selected by Sikkim SNA for the workhop. Other Interested educational institutes may participate as well by registering in the website https://ggsy.in/


Taking Solar Student Workshop 2018 a notch above, Student Solar Ambassador Workshop 2019 has been planned on a much grander scale, with SSA going International this time. Over 80 countries would be joining hands on October 2, 2019, to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of father of the Nation – Mahatma Gandhi. The SSA 2019 is a part of the Gandhi Global Solar Yatra wherein more than 1 Million students will get hands-on training in the assembly of solar study lamps. 


Come let us Light Solar Lamps, Adopt the Solar Energy, Surrender of grid electricity, practice non-violence towards nature and become self-reliant in Energy. Be a Solar Ambassador to join the BIG Movement! Be the CHANGE yourself!!


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SSA 2018: To celebrate the commemoration of the 150th Gandhi Jayanti, Students Solar Ambassador Workshop was organized on 2nd Oct. 2018 by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. On this day 1.32 lakh students across India got hands-on training of assembling the solar study lamps, and over 5,000 students came together at IIT Bombay campus itself. This was a Guinness Book of World Record Event. It made an incredible sight when 5000 students in the campus lit their own made Solar Lamps simultaneously, spreading the message – Solar is the way forward! Sensitization and participation of students as Solar Ambassadors have a critical role to play in the mitigation of climate change.