Indian Embassy in Madagascar to become solar-powered on Gandhi Jayanti
This has been made possible after the installation of a rooftop solar power plant
The Indian Embassy in Madagascar will become the first ever solar-powered Indian Embassy in any country on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.
Indian Ambassador to Madagascar Abhay Kumar shared the information on twitter. He said, “On the occasion of #GandhiJayanti 2020… Indian Embassy in #Madagascar is going #solar#climateaction.”
On the occasion of #GandhiJayanti 2020 #GandhiJayanti, #गाँधीजयंती #ગાંધીજયંતિ MahatmaGandhi, #महात्मागांधी, #MannMeinBapu, #MKGandhi Indian Embassy in #Madagascar is going #solar #climateaction https://t.co/1TeRiEsr9b pic.twitter.com/PRsNwtuPVo— Abhay K. (@theabhayk) September 30, 2020
In another tweet, he wrote, “Following the words of #MahatmaGandhi, ‘Be the change you see in the world.’ On the occasion of #GandhiJayanti is going to be the first Indian Embassy to go solar.”
Following the words of #MahatmaGandhi ‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’ on the occasion of #GandhiJayanti @IndembTana is going to be the first Indian Embassy to go solar https://t.co/cG2PNLDsmf pic.twitter.com/acwXhtLa91— Abhay K. (@theabhayk) September 30, 2020
With this, it will become the first embassy from India to become solar powered. It has been made possible after the installation of 8KW of the solar plant on its rooftop.
The Embassy in a tweet said, “Embassy of India in Antananarivo to go solar on 2nd October 2020.”
The Embassy in an official statement informed that the ‘clean and green’ Indian Embassy will be inaugurated on October 2 jointly by Raharinirina Baomiavotse Vahinala, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Madagascar, and Ambassador Kumar.
It will also be attended by Marie Dimond, Resident Representative of UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), Volatiana Rakotondrazafy, UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) Country Representative, and Nanie Ratsifandrihamanana, Country Director of WWF (World Wide Fund).
In order to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Embassy also brought together a Gandhi Katha on September 26. The theme for this year was ‘The Oceanic Gandhi.’
The information was given by the Embassy in a tweet. It wrote, “Gandhi Katha brought together participants from Madagascar and Comoros.”
Un Gandhi Katha réuni des participants de #Madagascar et des #Comores @MakrandParanspe @diplomatieMg @Ratsimandao @Tehindrazanari1 @Azali_officiel @indiainfrance @HCI_PortLouis @hci_seychelles @ICCR_Delhi @harshvshringla @DrSJaishankar @vinay1011 https://t.co/nL9Ewu9xzO— India in Madagascar & Comoros (@IndembTana) September 25, 2020
The event was attended by several people of Indian origin from Madagascar and Comoros among others.