Last updated: February 26, 2015
Keshav Srushti is a nonprofit organization located in Bhayander, India. It is being developed as a hub of diverse social service projects within an integrated development. The organization wishes to fulfill the vision of founder Dr.Hedgewar, that of a self-reliant, proud and strong Bharat. Part of their mission is to promote solar cooking, particularly with adolescent students.
Keshav Srushti is taking over the organization of the festival, Maha Surya Kumbh, specifically addressing solar energy. Children attend workshops to learn about solar cooking and make their own simple panel solar cookers. As of 2104, over 8500 students have attended workshops, and the largest one held in January 2014, had 3,500 students in attendance. Suryakumbh was originally conceived by Vivek Kabra.
Recent news and developments
- January 2015: 15,000 students in Mumbai solar cook and set world-record - 15,000 students from 80 schools in Mumbai, India set a new world-record for the largest ever solar cooking gathering organized by Keshav Srushti. Each student was given a solar cooker and taught how to use it as part of a national campaign to spread awareness of the importance of solar technology. C Vidyasagar Rao, governor of Maharashtra and Ashish Shelar, minister of state, Power, Coal & New Renewable Energy, attended the record-setting gathering. Read more at: Over 15,000 students create a new world-record in solar cooking
- January 2015: Annual Maha Surya Kumbh reaches for a lofty goal - The Bhayander based NGO, Keshav Srushti, is committed to spreading awareness of solar cooking. Under the banner of Maha SuryaKumba, they will be gathering students from 500 schools across Mumbai in Bhayander,India, and then will be taking the festival to remote tribal villages. Hoping this year reach the magic number of 100,000 solar-powered prepared meals! Keshav Srushti has been accredited by the Guinness Book of World Records for having conducted the largest solar oven cooking class in January 2014 with 3,639 participants from 62 schools. The new goal of reaching so many students from remote areas will require financial support beyond the means of Keshav Srushti. Please contact Keshav Srushti If you can help, it will be appreciated. The NGO has announced there will now be an annual Maha SuryaKumba held on January 15th. More information...
- August 2014: The next Maha Surya Kumbh is planned for January 2015 near the Keshav Srushti headquarters in Bhayander, with a planned attendance of 25,000 students.
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Articles in the media
- August 2014: Keshav Srushti opens ‘Maha Suryakumbh’ - The FREE PRESS Journal
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