The villagers in Lakhisarai, Bihar, have much to thank Ranbir Kapoor for – the Bollywood star sponsored solar lamps in the developing village during the Greenathon 2010, and today that’s proved beneficial.
Much more economical than kerosene lamps, solar lamps have helped students study, women work in the kitchens and small-scale workers earn more as they can work late hours.
The area of Purani Bazar, especially, has benefited with Ranbir’s sponsorship.
“Purani Bazar in Lakhirsarai has a lot to thank Ranbir Kapoor for,” said a source. “The vegetable vendors here had to wrap up before sundown because there was no electricity. Some of them would do their business by the light of kerosene lamps. But it cut into their earnings. Moreover, some days they couldn’t even light these as kerosene was not available easily. Now Ranbir Kapoor’s solar lamps have lit up their lives.”
Ranbir was part of the Greenathon 2010 that helped raise money to offer solar power to 160 villages across the nation.