Delivering the Light of Hope for Clean Renewable Energy to Children (India)

September 1, 2023

Group photo with beneficiaries

From 2013 to 2018, the Panasonic Group delivered more than 100,000 solar lanterns to 30 Asian and African countries and regions through our “100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project.” However, there are still many people living in areas without electricity. Accordingly, inheriting our desire, the LIGHT UP THE FUTURE Project aims to help create a society free from poverty by bringing light and power to areas without electricity, and creating opportunities for “education,” “health” and “increased income.”
This time, in collaboration with our group company, Panasonic Life Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. (PLSIND), we donated 1,000 solar lanterns to children living in five villages with limited access to electricity, aiming to provide everyone with access to clean energy and opportunities for children to pursue their dreams.

Mr. Chiba being welcomed by a village chief
Messages of appreciation from children

On July 20, a solar lantern donation ceremony was held at Govt. Senior Secondary School (GSSS) near Techno Park in Jhajjar District, Haryana State, located northwest of the capital, New Delhi. The ceremony was attended by the chief of the recipient village and the principal of GSSS, and from our company, Managing Director Chiba of PLSIND, Managing Director Naito of Panasonic Smart Factory Solutions India (PSFSIN) and Managing Director Kobayashi of Panasonic Automotive Systems India (PASI). At the ceremony, solar lanterns were distributed to the children and GSSS students gave speeches expressing their gratitude. With the lanterns, the children will be able to study not only during the day but also at night, improving their academic performance and aiming for higher education such as advancement to universities to achieve their individual dreams.
The Panasonic Group aims to nurture a sustainable world full of possibilities by shining a light of hope in the hearts of young people through solar lanterns.

Children of Dadri Toye Village
Children of Kutani Village
Children of Kukdola Village
Children of Munimpur Village
Children of Aurungpur Village