Air is the Guru, Water is the Father, and Earth is the Great Mother of all.
~ Guru Nanak Dev Ji
The Kalgidhar Society has always taken the initiative to keep the environment clean and green and the large solar energy plants are proof of this. Multiple initiatives taken by the Society, such as Solar energy plants, waste management and plantation drives speak volumes about the commitment of the organization towards the environment and saving Mother Earth.
Solar in Rural Villages
Contributing to the environment, The Kalgidhar Society adopted 1.7MWp of Solar energy generating plants in its Akal Academies for curbing more than forty thousands MT of carbon emissions. Solar cooking plant catering to the food preparation for 5500 persons at Baru Sahib have contributed a lot in creating a cleaner and greener environment.
Today, Baru Sahib campus is ALSO CALLED AS SOLAR VILLAGE.
of Himachal Pradesh
Panchayat Lana Bhalta (Baru Sahib), Himachal Pradesh received Bharat Mission Award For Cleanliness and Hygiene at State Level
MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) Honours Baru Sahib with the Solar Award for the Solar Projects at Baru Sahib.
United Nations Development Programme & Punjab Planning Dept. Bestow ‘SDG Action Award’ to The Kalgidhar Trust for Integration, Convergence, Joint Action & Holistic Solution Approach in Rural Education
Largest Solar Energy Project in Rural Institutions by The Kalgidhar Society - A Case Study by TERI ENVIS
The BetterIndia.com covers the story "20 Inspiring Villages Giving Life to India's Vision for a Self-Reliant Future” where-in they mentioned Lana Bhalta (Baru Sahib), Himachal Pradesh, is a canon for waste management in Rural India.
in Rural Villages
Students of Akal Academies are shouldering their responsibilities towards nature and contributing their bit towards a green environment.
Tree Plantation drive is conducted each year in all Akal Academies. The students plant saplings of fruits, flower-bearing trees and also shade-giving trees.
The motto of this drive is to educate kids to Plant a Tree and follow the principle of “Green Earth, Clean Earth!
Studies show that Trees absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. A single tree will absorb approximately one ton of carbon dioxide during its lifetime. A very interesting research also proved that those Kids who plant trees, eat more vegetables and scored about 12% higher on academic tests, compared with those who didn’t.
Become a part of Sustainable Future Education
*(10 KWp of Solar Plant helps in saving Rs. 1.2 lakhs per year which results in educating 4 children till their schooling)