In light of the challenges presented by climate change, it is becoming pressingly important to reduce our dependence on non renewable sources of energy and instead shift our focus on, for lack of a better world, cleaner energy sources. In this spirit, Fateh Jaipur launched Project Noor, which aims to install over 100 solar panels in undeveloped Mogya traditional hunting tribe settlements in villages in Sawai Madhopur providing much needed sustainable and clean energy to tribal villages. That’s bringing solar lighting to almost 600 lives in the Mogya community! Fateh is a non-profit establishment by 5 high school students of Jayshree Periwal International School, Jaipur - Abhikram Shekhawat, Pranava Gupta, Nirbhay Narang, Shubodhya Godha & Raunak Singh which have dedicated themselves in empowering afflicted communities to pursue safer, healthier and more opportunistic lives. The Team strongly believes in the importance of giving back to the communities. "After all, where would we be without the communities that allowed us to grow into the people we are today?" following this spirit, the organization's set of core objectives revolves around strengthening the less fortunate members of underprivileged communities: allowing them to lead safer, better, and healthier lives. The Team marched the first step towards their final goal by organizing fundraisers in the form of cricket matches called 'DE GHUMA KE' to privilege members of the mogya education program founded by Tiger Watch Ranthambore -which also serves as the collaboration team for the FATEH initiative.
The fundraising event commenced on the morning of 6th January 2020 where a group of children from the mogya education program was invited to Jaipur to facilitate them with opportunities and an educational site visit. The group consisted of 18 students and two faculty members for coordination while being accompanied by the other FATEH members. The event started with the Cricket match. The student group was then escorted for an educational site visit around the historic monuments of Pink city Jaipur that included Hawa Mahal, Amber fort, Jantar Mantar and Albert Hall, hence to increase the Historic and traditional knowledge among the younglings.
Parallelly the initiative utilized the raised capital to secure the installation of a quarter of solar panels of what the initiative was aiming for and these solar panel systems were then imported to the Ranthambhore Tiger Watch reserves, then to be utilised on the day of the flag-off ceremony for Operation Noor. The Flag ceremony was held on the morning of 28th January where the Operation was launched by the respected D.F.O Mr. Mukesh Saini. The Operation aimed to install solar panels in various tribal villages and was started under the guidance of Mr. Dharmendra Khandal and Mrs. Divya Khandal – the Current head of the Tiger Watch team.
The members of the tribal groups also took part in this initiative which was foreseen by Fateh members which coordinated and also helped in the installation of these systems. This initiative which was started with the installation of 25 solar panels in Mogya tribal areas in Ranthambhore was the first in a series of many and will continue to bring the hope of light under furthermore roofs. Fateh further plans to install over 75 solar panels over the course of a year among the communities that are in dire need of a sustainable and reliable power source. The rest will be installed by next year as the plan includes the installation of solar panels in areas primarily schools for tribal children.