An appropriate occasion, an appropriate location and a noble cause, Greepneace’s Urja Kranti Yatra was flagged off on Gandhi Jayanti from the Gandhi Ashram in Bhitiharwa. The yatra which will travel across 10 districts of Bihar is aimed at creating social awareness on the Decentralised Renewable Energy (DRE) and is bringing people together to support the same.
The yatra was flagged off by Omkar Das Manikpuri (Nattha of Peepli Live fame) who cast his vote, pledging support for DRE. The event also saw hundreds of people (including several mukhiyas and sarpanchs) turning up to support the cause.
The play staged by the theatre yatris attracted all the attention and was effective in conveying the message that DRE is feasible and capable of fulfilling our energy needs.
What an irony, the place which witnessed the origin of one of the biggest revolutions in India is now in state of neglect; the only light this ashram gets at night is through the solar lamp post installed there.
With the hope that the situation will improve we now move on to our next stop- Muzafarpur