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RKM hostels to adopt solar power

 M Post Bureau |  2016-03-23 01:13:33.0  |  Kolkata

RKM hostels to adopt solar power

Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission will be run by solar power soon.

A 72 KW grid connected rooftop solar power plan was inaugurated at Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya on Tuesday. 

It is a CSR project of SBI CAP and its CEO and managing director Varsha Purandare was present on the occasion. Swamis Sarvagananda, secretary of Narendrapur Ramakriahna Mission and Vedapurushananda, headmaster of the school were also present.

Seven senior school hostels will light up by solar power. The college hostels are already driven by solar power and mission authorities are planning to install solar power plants in the junior section also. Already the central administrative offices and central kitchen are run by solar power. 

There are 3000 students at Narendrapur. The installation of solar power will save electricity bills to the tune of Rs 6 lakhs per year. The RKM is the first institution in the state where almost the entire education complex is run by solar power. There are water heaters run by solar power. The Mission authorities have started replacing the old lamps by LED lamps in the hostels. The Narendrapur Mission was founded by Swami Lokeswarananda and beside schools and Degree College there is blind boys’ academy.

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