It’s Christmas – the season of giving.
So what’ve you planned on giving this festive season?
Whatever it may be, you’d find it hard to match the gift a group of 5 Bengaluru boys are all set to give.
They are giving the gift of power to the villagers of Kaiwara, tucked a away in the Chikkaballapur district, Karnataka.
The boys have lined up as many as 140 solar-bulbs which will lit up the 2.5 km-long main road that runs through Chikkaballapur district. And this is the first time the populace in Kaiwar will witness such a scene.
So who are the people behind this noble doing? They are five 11-grade students – Aditya S Prasad, Nishal Harve, Eshaan Bhandari, Karan Taj and a first year Law student, Vaishakh G Datta
Together they joined brawn and brain to raise Rs. 26 lakhs for what they call as the The Deepam Initiative. Utilizing the funds, they boys have 70 LED solar lamp posts.
Their pet-project took off in October and they reached out to the masses via Facebook. Their FB-page is captioned as “”Let’s make a change. Please do share, like and comment. Let’s bring light into the lives of the residents of Kaiwara.”
The group of boys met a competition and friendships were formed. They contributed for Diwali every year by donating rice and money to the needy. And then they reckoned to go a step further. All five of them picked on ideas for a while before zeroing in on Kaiwara. Says Aditya “We brainstormed and came up with the idea of providing street lights for a village near Bengaluru. Kaiwara, which houses many government offices, was chosen because of its footfall.”
As soon as they received an NOC from the village-panchayat, The Deepam Initiative for underway. Funds were not easy to get. The boys got into several tie-ups Corporates, housing complexes, hotels etc. helped the boys raise the required amount of money.
And how has the village responded to the boys’ efforts?
Connect with The Deepam Initiative, Contact 070222 55282
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