Distribution of Solar Lanterns – 31.03.2016

A Training cum Solar Lantern Distribution program was organized and conducted by Belgaum Diocesan Social Service Society (BDSSS) on 31.03.2016 at Sevalaya, Dharwad under the project, Renewable Energy Options for the Rural Poor supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes who presided over the program gave a brief introduction of Manos Unidas and informed the beneficiaries how the organization supports the rural poor through various programs for safeguarding the environment and how the beneficiaries should promote organic farming, stop deforestation and make use of alternate renewable energy to save mother earth from global warming and climate change.

Rev. Fr. Jacob Anthony, Director, BDSSS explained to the beneficiaries how to use the Solar Lantern and make best use of the same without causing any physical damage to the solar lantern. Rev. Fr. Peter Ashirwad, Asst. Director, BDSSS spoke on the need of making use of alternate energy options so that our forests are not destroyed.

The beneficiaries expressed their heartfelt thanks to Manos Unidas, KROSS & BDSSS as they got the Solar Lanterns right in time when their children’s exams are about to begin and they could study till late night in the villages as most evenings there is power shut down.

The BDSSS team thanked KROSS and Manos Unidas for providing the Solar Lanterns as it would be a great help in the rural villages.