Students of Army Public School in Shillong joined the nation-wide initiative to assemble solar lamps as a part of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations by IIT-Bombay on Tuesday at the Student Solar Ambassador Workshop. 150 students along with the teachers of Army Public School Shillong came together in this unique programme. The event coincided with 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 5000 students from 100 schools all over India gathered at IIT Bombay campus and learned how to assemble their solar lamps.
The initiative was taken with an aim to help students utilize solar lights for studies. Over one lakh students across the country took part in the workshop. The Student Solar Ambassador Workshop has been conceptualized under the Solar Urja through Localization for Sustainability (SoULS) initiative, a flagship programme of IIT Bombay aimed at creating a Guinness world record entry.
At Army Public School Shillong also, Principal Rajeevan P inaugurated the workshop and motivated the students to generate innovative ideas. The event was guided by the teachers of APS Shillong. Students gained skills on lamp soldering, use of multimeter and renewable energy among others. The initiative plans to make students self sufficient with regards to usage of power for their studies.